This immersive and interactive course is designed to support your growth as an artist by giving you the tools you need to develop your vision, goals, and communications. The program is structured so that you can connect with your peers in the course as well as the local artists and business professionals leading the workshops. Emerging literary, performing, and visual artists of all kinds will have something to gain from this program.
Program attendees will receive workbooks to help build on the knowledge gained in each workshop. Coffee and breakfast items will be provided.
This program is great for emerging artists who are looking for the next step in your career.
You might be:
- Rediscovering your art after several years
- A recent graduate from an art school program
- A self-taught artist gaining momentum
- An artist who needs a refresher on business-related skills
Saturdays, April 15 – May 27, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In person at Summit Artspace
There is no fee to apply. If accepted, the participation fee is a self-selecting amount between $50-$250. The program is valued at $1,750 per participant and has been generously subsidized by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. If the participation fee is a concern and you need assistance with attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
If you have any questions about the program or need assistance completing your application, please contact Natalie Grieshammer Patrick, Director of Artist Resources, at email@example.com or 330.376.8480 ex.1.
Dominic & Ashley Moore-Dunson
Natalie Grieshammer Patrick
Jeri Lee Sapronetti
…more to be announced!
Week 1- Where are you NOW?
Setting the Stage
Introductions to the schedule content, goals of the course, and how to make the most of it
Analyzing Your Current Place
This activity will help you evaluate your current strengths and identify opportunities to strengthen your skills
Mingle with current and past participants of the program, peer local artists, along with instructors of the course
Week 2- What Do You Want to Do with Your Art?
Releasing Limiting Beliefs
Led by an established local artist, this activity will help you shed any self-imposed beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your goals
Your Ideal Life as an Artist
This session will help you create a vision for your career as an artist that centers your creative practice
Week 3- How Will You Get There?
Making Goals Work for You
This session will give you the tools you need to create realistic, concrete goals to support your artistic practice and get you to the next phase of your career
Forming Good Habits
Participants will hear from established local artists on how to create habits that make your goals achievable while centering your art
Week 4- What Makes Your Art Unique?
Essential Elements of Your Practice
An established local artist will lead a self-reflective activity to help you focus-in on what is unique and essential about your artistic practice
Leveraging Your Unique Selling Points
A business professional will give you the tools you need to transform the distinctive qualities of your art into a brand
Week 5- How Will You Talk About It?
Building Relationships & Gaining Believers
Through the lens of an established local artist, discover the process of talking about your work in a way that will gain believers
Your Communications Strategy
Using information from the previous session, a business professional will help you develop strategic content to reach your target audiences online
Week 6- How Will it Work?
Business, Not Hobbies
Participants will hear from established local artists on how to structure their arts business and pricing strategies
Making Art Work
This session will feature a panel of artists from a variety of artistic disciplines- literary, performing, and visual- so that you can hear from your artist peers in the community about how to gain opportunities in your respective genres
Week 7- Where are you going NEXT?
Hosted at the Akron Art Museum!
Each participant will share the highlights of vision, goals, next steps for your career as an artist