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Artist as Entrepreneur One Day Intensive
October 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Roxbury Arts Group welcomes back NYFA for another “Artist Entrepreneur One Day Intensive” workshop with new materials and topics to explore. This will be held on October 14th from 10am to 4pm at Bushel Collective.
A free artist’s social at Hollow, 84 Main Street Storefront #3, Delhi, NY 13753 will be from 5:30-7pm on October 13th, to introduce possible attendees to each other and begin growing community connections.
An exciting addition to this intensive workshop is the inclusion of NYFA’s “Writing And Talking About Your Work” class, which will cover the key written and verbal elements essential for communicating about your creative practice. Whether you’re working in the visual, literary, or performing arts disciplines, being able to speak and write about your work effectively unlocks opportunities. Yet, it can be a difficult and intimidating process to distill everything you do into a few simple words. This workshop will cover:
- How to use written and verbal tools to grow your network and connect to people who can support your work
- Key do’s and don’ts of writing an artist statement and bio, including exercises to help you develop both
- What jurors and panelists look for when reading over an artist statement and speaking to artists
- The value of authentically articulating your creative practice
Now you have the tools to write creatively and persuasively about you and your work you need to find the elements to further your career such as open calls, residencies and grant opportunities. NYFA’s “Designing Your Creative Career: Finding the Right Opportunities for
You” will guide you through this. One of the most challenging and exhilarating things about working in the arts is that success is unique and varied: there is no one route to success and there is no one definition of success. Among so many different models, opportunities, and open calls, how can you identify and procure the creative milestones that are right for you? In this panel, we’ll hear from the artist, curator, and grantmaker’s perspective to inform how you might approach opportunity cultivation in alignment with your career goals.
This class is a great refresher course for those in the field looking to expand their career or for emerging artists just starting out.
This workshop is made possible through the Statewide Community Regrant Program known locally as the Delaware County Arts Grants.