MAKE.ART.WORK. Career Strategies for Visual Artists ~ Season 2
Program presented by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Greater Hartford Arts Council with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
NEW HAVEN, CT (August 23, 2013)- MAKE.ART.WORK., a comprehensive professional practice program for visual artists in CT, will launch its second season of workshops on October 28, 2013. The program, which will run through June of 2014, is designed to support artists who are in pursuit of a professional career as an artist (actively showing and selling their work) to take the next steps towards achieving their goals. Online registration for the program begins on September 4, 2013 at www.makeartwork.org.
Artists who join the Make.Art.Work. program will learn to:
• strengthen their ability to set and achieve career goals as an artist.
• increase business knowledge and entrepreneurial skill sets.
• develop a network of peer artists to foster continual career support.
Participants will have access to 6 evening workshops and one “Super Saturday” workshop. Each of the evening workshops will be presented in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven.
• Goal Setting (October/November)
• Websites & Managing Your Images (December)
• Presenting & Pricing Your Work (January)
• Financial & Legal Considerations for Artist / Funding Your Work (March)
• Super Saturday: Session 1: Marketing / Session 2:Working with Exhibitors /and Beyond the Gallery ~Art Fairs, Open Studios, ETSY (April 5)
• Social Media (Blogging, Pinterest and more) (May)
• Putting It All Together (June)
Special Invitation: A limited number of artists will have the option of joining a “Cohort Group” in one of the 3 cities. Cohort membership includes access to 6 evening workshops, the Super Saturday workshop, 3 small group-coaching sessions, a workbook, and additional networking. Cohort members will receive special pricing of $225 for the entire package.
Important Note: There are only 15 Cohort spots open in each city, all of which are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. In year one, all of the Cohort spaces sold-out before the first workshop of the season took place. Additional “general seating” will be offered for each individual workshop. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and must be made online through our website at www.makeartwork.org.
Evening workshops run 2 1/2 hours in length, from 6-8:30pm. Single workshops are offered at $28 per person at each of the following three venues: Fairfield University; University of New Haven, SAW MILL CAMPUS; and The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. Enrollment will be limited to ensure the individual needs of artists are met.
Here’s what a few of the artists who attended the Make.Art.Work. workshops in Season 1 had to say about their experiences:
“Make.Art.Work really did it for me. I have sold more paintings since beginning the workshops than I had sold in the previous year! Excellent presenters helped motivate and inform us to succeed as artists.” ~Katherine
“Working as an artist for the last 15 years the workshops helped me to realize new approaches to getting my work out and reiterated changes that I’ve been meaning tomake.” -Duvian
“Make Art Work is a good foundation in developing an understanding of different ways pursue a career in the arts. It also is a great opportunity to network with artists in your area.” ~Kathleen
Questions? Contact Jeannie Thomma, Make.Art.Work. Program Coordinator, at Jeannie@makeartwork.org.
The MAKE.ART.WORK. program is presented by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, and Greater Hartford Arts Council, with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.