Professional Practices with Gaetanne Lavoie
Dreaming of a Career in Art?
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This is a FULL ON entrepreneurial course for artists. Learn how to create your own stand-out brand, business cards, website, resume. Bilingual in French & English, Gaetanne will make you comfortable and knowledgable about grants, submissions, competitions, expositions, publications and how to potentially fund a full time art career! Bring a pen and paper [or journal]. Also Covered: how artist residencies work and which ones would be suited to you and your work. Figuring out how much weight needs to be placed on networking, openings and getting involved in your local, national and international artistic community. Develop other creative work avenues within the industry, such as, teaching, assistant painting, mural painting and public sculpting. Different projects will be assigned, e.g., creating a business card, website and resume. The optional project: working on an application for a grant or residency of the students choice, with all of the necessary paper work, documents and portfolio which could be submitted for real. If you choose to create the proposal Gaetanne will be able to help you edit and fine tune your application which can be used as a template for all other submissions in the future. Last Day of Class: after a short lecture we will move right into a schmooze fest. Invite friends/colleagues/family, hand out business cards, provide introductions and chat; a great time to practice networking in a safe environment. Snacks provided.
As this is a new program, if you are interested but the time/day/dates don’t mesh, please let me know, email firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Program Director KSOA …include your preferred times/days etc.
Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 pm 10 weeks [20 hrs] beginning Jan 14 ~ April 1 [No Classes Fam Day Feb 18 or March Brk 11th]