A 2 day intensive professional development boot camp for artists
In association with Lumière Arts Festival, VANS presents this 2 day intensive workshop designed to help artists with various aspects of their professional practice. Instructed by grant writing consultant, interdisciplinary /media artist, and NSCAD University instructor Becka Barker, all sessions will be held at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation, 37 Nepean Street in Sydney, NS. Sessions are $25 each or $60 for all three! You can sign up for one, two or three sessions, but if you bundle them you save. Register today and get ready to Work It!
Part 1 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Saturday, November 4, 10am – 1pm
The first part of this workshop will focus on how and where to apply for artist opportunities such as exhibitions, festivals, residencies and curatorial projects. Finding these opportunities, and knowing what ones would be best for your art practice, is the first step. It will also briefly discuss strategies for networking and marketing/promoting one’s artwork.
Part 2 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Saturday, November 4, 2 – 5pm
The second part of this workshop will focus on proposal and application writing for exhibitions, residencies and art festivals, as well as writing artist statements. Artist statements are always a challenge. Learn how to craft a proposal, application, or artist statement that reflects your practice.
Part 3 – WORK IT! WORK IT!
Sunday, November 5, 10am – 12pm (workshop) & 12 – 1pm (1:1 Meetings)
The final and third part of this workshop will look at where and how to get grants and funding to support art works and artistic practice. It will also include an optional one-on-one meeting with the workshop instructor where you can ask for feedback on grant proposals or applications.