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Workshop | Professional Practices for Artists

Workshop | Professional Practices for Artists

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm

Strengthen your professional development and knowledge of today's art world with an immersive 1 day artist-centric program focused on the practical needs of artists from LAAA, the organization committed to the needs of artists. 

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 we focus on the artist's professional practices. Beyond your everyday practice, there are essentials to creating and presenting your most successful self as an artist: a successful artist professional package, workflow, archiving, making a network, finding space and commissions all are a part of this. This all-day workshop will demystify the differences between artist statements, statements of work, bios, CVs, resumes and the elevator speech. Then we will discuss resources and out-of-studio practices. Participants are asked to consider their own portfolio and the visibility of their art practice outside of the studio, both in physical material and digital options. Please bring 3-8 digital or print work samples; laptop/tablet or pen and paper.

Where: Burke Triolo Studio
             538 Mission Street
             South Pasadena, 91030

Who: Facilitators include:
• Niku Kashef, Artist and Educator, President of the Southern California
 chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
• Peter Mays, Executive Director, LAAA

Cost: $100: LAAA Members, $110: Students and Seniors, $180: Non-Members

Save your spot today by clicking the register button above to complete registration via our secure form or call 310.652.8272 to register by phone.


9:00 am
Meet attendees while enjoying coffee and snacks.

9:30 - 11:30 am
Topics include:
• Overview of the art markets
• Identifying career trajectories: What type of artist do you want to be?
• Artist Statements
• Bios & CVs
• Elevator Speeches

11:30 am

Please bring lunch or visit the local restaurants within walking distance.

12:30 - 2:15 pm
How does an artist build and sustain their practice in today's busy culture.
Topics include:
• Artist Resources
• Out of Studio Practices
• Support Systems & Community
    *Please bring 3-8 digital or print work samples; laptop/tablet or pen & paper.

2:30 - 4:15pm
Presented with comprehensive overview of available options and resources, artists will now focus on the strategies for maintaining your personal artistic and aesthetic goals. 

4:30 pm
Q&A with Peter Mays

Get any remaining questions answered by Peter Mays, Executive Director, LAAA.

5:00 pm