Artist Resources, Workshops, and Articles: July-August, 2021
As part of our commitment to help artists find the resources they need to build thriving and sustainable practices, starting this month, every month we will collect a list of links, workshops, and other information to help artists develop their artistic career. This month’s links include a workshop on writing an artistic statement, and a chance to be part of a crit club.
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Employment Search and Negotiation Tactics
July 21 & 28, 2021
This series of workshops from Professional Organization of Women in the Arts will focus on the six distinct steps of a complete and successful job search, negotiations, closing an offer, networking, and interviewing.
In July, Ford Foundation presented this series of conversations where artists and thinkers like Rodney Evans, Mia Mingus, and Perel came together to speak about issues such as accessibility, and how disability intersects with climate justice. The videos are available to watch on the website.
NYC Crit Club
How to Write an Art Review
July 29, 2021
Editor and writer Robin Cembalest shares templates and best practices in this two-hour introductory class, designed for creative professionals of all levels.
Creative Evolutions: Artist Roles in Reimagining the Social
July 29, 2021
In this free online conversation, Kenneth Bailey of the Design Studio for Social Intervention speaks with artists Tiago Gualberto and Marina Zurkow about how artists can use their visual artistic practice artistic to further social justice projects.
Writing an Artist Statement
August 14-15, 2021
Through class discussions, writing exercises, and group feedback sessions, Paddy Johnson’s course will help artists, whether they are starting from scratch or updating an existing artist statement, to articulate intent and goals.
Exhibiting for Success at Art Fairs & Exhibitions
August 19, 2021 at 2pm GMT
Join Visual Arts Assocition for a free online workshop with Sophie Lucas, Director of The Other Art Fairs, presented by Saatchi Art. This session is for artists of all levels who would like to understand the best tips for enjoying a successful show at art fairs and exhibitions. This session will help artists of all levels to pivot their art practice, covering the selection process for commercial art fairs and exhibitions, self-representation and how to build your tribe through events, and how to communicate your story to reach new audiences & art buyers.
Last year, we hosted a free workshop covering time management skills, especially as we continue to struggle creating a sense of “normalcy.” Amy Bloustine goes shares insights and resources to create a better structure, take control of your environment, manage your time better, reduce stress, and start doing the things you really want to do but don’t have time for, while also feeling productive and creative.
How to Balance Full-Time Work with Creative Projects
In this guide by Creative Independent, Jeffrey Silverstein teaches takeaways for staying sane, organized, and intentional while trying balancing creative life with a full-time job.
Performing Artists Straddling the Stage and Screen
How has performance changed over the last year? Shanta Thake moderated this conversation between performing artists Raja Feather Kelly, Faye Driscoll, and Carmelita Tropicana discuss how they transformed their recent performances to include digital variations.