Professional Development

On Demand Webinars

Our library consists of pre-recorded webinars from our three interview series, available to watch on demand:

Conversations Inside: During these 90 minute sessions, you'll hear directly from the most innovative visual and performing arts professionals working today, and then have time to ask your own questions. Get an inside look at how curators, gallerists, critics and more think about and approach the art world as they join visual artist/gallerist Matthew Deleget; and delve deep into the themes and trends affecting artists working in the performing arts with MAP Fund Program Director Moira Brennan and her special guests.

New Markets, New Media: Keep up with the constant emergence of new tools designed to help you sell, promote, or fundraise for your work. This interview series explores a specific platform in terms of it's use for artists. Guests will include a mix of platform developers and artists with experience in using new media to reach new markets. 

Artists Talk Tech: We invite tech savvy artists to discuss their use of new tools and strategies in support of their work, including web-based software, hardware, mobile devices, apps, and more.  

Conversations Inside   

Inside Performing Arts, with independent creative producer Meredith Boggia
Recorded July 9, 2015
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Caleb HammonsThis edition of Conversations Inside features a 90-minute conversation between independent creative producer Meredith Boggia and MAP Fund Program Director Moira Brennan, discussing themes and trends affecting artists working in the performing arts. Meredith explains how she came to do the work she does, what she perceives to be trends in the field at the moment, and strategies she uses as a producer to help artists fully realize their work. Meredith and Moira also spend time comparing and contrasting the work of a more commercially-oriented producer with that of a producer working on a smaller, less well resourced scale. Meredith Boggia has been working professionally in arts administration with institutions, festivals, tours, productions and management of Individual Performance Artists and Collectives as well as in Fine and Visual arts. She has worked on over 600 individual productions in all stages of development at institutions such asMASS MoCA, Dance Theater Workshop / New York Live Arts and independently at venues throughout New York City. She has been professionally affiliated with Aunts, National Performance Network (NPN), APAP’s Emerging Leaders institute and the Museum of Art and Design. 
 


Inside Performing Arts, with Caleb Hammons of Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Recorded January 19, 2015
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Caleb HammonsThis edition of Conversations Inside features a 90-minute conversation between cultural producer and curator of performance Caleb Hammons and MAP Fund Program Director Moira Brennan, discussing themes and trends affecting artists working in the performing arts. Caleb Hammons is a cultural producer and curator of performance working in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. Currently the Associate Producer at Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, he facilitates Live Arts Bard, a professional commissioning, residency, and presenting initiative. Prior to his time at Bard he was the Producer at Soho Rep in NYC, and from 2008-2011 was the Producing Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. He is the Co-Curator of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based performance series Catch, a past curator of Food for Thought at Danspace Project, and co-curated the CUNY/Martin E. Segal Theater Center’s PRELUDE Festival in 2012 and 2013. He was a member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance’s inaugural class at Wesleyan University.

 

Inside Galleries with Martha Bergman of Art Construction Management
Recorded November 24, 2014
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Martha BergmanThis edition of Conversations Inside features painting materials expert and contemporary art collector Martha Bergman, founder of Art Construction Mgt. and visual artist/gallerist Matthew Deleget.  The interview covers two key aspects of the visual arts: painting materials and private collectors.  Martha Bergman is the founder of the Portland, OR-based Art Construction Mgt. (ACMI), which offers technical advice to painters on art materials and their applications.  As one of the founders of Gamblin Artists Colors more than 25 years ago, she is an expert on how to the span the distance between what an artist wants to do and what the art materials will allow her/him to do.  She has lectured and published widely about paint, painting, and the history of materials. Bergman is also a dedicated collector of contemporary art.

 

Inside Galleries with Kat Griefen of Accola Griefen Gallery
Recorded March 13, 2014
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Kat GriefenKat Griefen is the co-owner and co-director of Accola Griefen Gallery in New York City. The gallery exhibits contemporary artists with a focus on women artists, many of historical significance. She was previously the Director of A.I.R. Gallery, the first not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the United States, which opened in 1972. She has also worked as an independent curator for New York University, American Abstract Artists and the University of Chicago’s DOVA Gallery. She has a B.A. in Women Studies and in Art History from SUNY Purchase College and an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College. Ms. Griefen has been a lecturer at Rutgers University through the Institute of Women and Art since 2011 and has lectured widely at other institutions and conferences including The College Art Association, The American Studies Association, Portland State University and The Brooklyn Museum. Ms. Griefen is a National Committee Member for the Feminist Art Project and a member of Arttable. She has also organized programs for art fairs including AAF NY, AAF LA and The Works on Paper Fair in New York City.  

 

Inside Galleries with Hudson of Feature Inc.
Recorded January 20, 2014
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Hudson Feature IncHudson passed away in February 2014. He nurtured and collaborated with countless artists over the past four decades, and was widely admired for his independence, accessibility, generosity and criticality by the greater visual arts world. We were fortunate to sit down and speak with Hudson in January 2014. We're offering this interview with him free of charge in his memory.  Hudson was the owner and director of Feature Inc., a gallery that migrated from Chicago to NY's Soho, then Chelsea and then to the Lower East Side. For more than 30 years, Hudson held a personal approach to operating his gallery, one that came out of the sensibilities of artist-run spaces of the 1970s and 1980s. It sidestepped the corporate and business models that since the early 1990s have deeply restructured the art world’s focus from aesthetics to business.

 

Inside Galleries with Sharon Louden
Recorded December 19, 2013
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Sharon LoudenSharon is a full-time practicing, professional artist who lives and works in New York City. Louden is also the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is already on its second printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th. A book tour is planned beginning on November 2nd which will include Sharon and other contributors visiting cities across the United States and in Europe.

 

Inside Galleries with Valerie McKenzie
Recorded November 14, 2013
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This interview will cover all aspects of the relationship between visual arts and gallerists, including identifying new artists, web sites and online portfolios, conducting studio visits, the process of criticism/curation, current trends in the art market, and more.  Valerie McKenzie is the owner of McKenzie Fine Art located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC. The gallery specializes in emerging and established artists.

 


Inside Galleries with Heather Darcy Bhandari
Recorded November 4, 2013
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Heather Darcy Bhandari is a Director of Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City. Since joining the gallery in 2000, she has curated over seventy exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at Brown University. Heather received a BA in visual arts and anthropology at Brown University and an MFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

 

Inside Art Writers with Claudia La Rocco
Recorded October 23, 2013
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Claudia La Rocco is a poet and critic. Her recent and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the visual artist Brett Goodroad, and the choreographers Karen Sherman and Thomas Lehman. This spring, she collaborated on and performed in Taste, a site-specific performance and installation by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, presented at the BFI Gallery in Miami as part of the O, Miami poetry festival.

 

Inside Galleries with Edward Winkleman, Owner, Winkleman Gallery
Recorded September 16, 2013
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Edward Winkleman is co-owner of Winkleman Gallery in the Chelsea District of New York. Winkleman co-founded the Moving Image art fair in March 2011 with Murat Orozobekov. Focused on video and moving-image based sculptures and installations, Moving Image takes place in New York and London each year. Winkleman is the author of an eponymous blog that focuses on art (in particular, demystifying the gallery system) and politics. He is also a contributing editor at Art World Salon and the author of the book How to Start and Run A Commercial Art Gallery.
 

Inside Curating with Sara Reisman, Director, Percent for Art Program, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Recorded June 10, 2013
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Sara Reisman is the Director of New York City’s Percent for Art program which commissions permanent public artworks for newly constructed and renovated city-owned spaces, indoors and out. As an independent curator, Reisman has organized more than fifty exhibitions and artist projects focused on the politics of public space, globalization and site-specific practice, social practice, collaboration, sustainability, and cultural identity and transformation. She has curated exhibitions venues including The Cooper Union School of Art, New York; Smack Mellon, New York; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Philadelphia ICA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, among others. 


New Markets, New Media

New Markets, New Media with Hrag Vartanian
Recorded April 28, 2014
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Hrag VartanianHrag Vartanian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic. He has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online.  Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today. Their incisive coverage of art and its discontents has been cited in outlets ranging from, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Atlantic toThe New Yorker, The Nation, WNYC, Gawker, Kottke, Andrew Sullivan, and Felix Salmon, among countless others.


New Markets, New Media with Loren Munk / James Kalm
Recorded April 17, 2014
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Loren MunkSince establishing his studio in New York in 1979, the painter Loren Munk has constantly pursued a commitment to painting and the artistic community. Conceptual street works in the early 1980's lead to his arrest by the New York City Police Department. The subsequent notoriety contributed to a string of successful exhibitions of paintings in Soho and internationally. His unique and innovative use of materials such as mirror, gold-leaf and glass mosaic affirmed him as a founding force of Kitsch Art and a leading member of New York Neo-Expressionism. 

As a means of entering the critical and theoretical discourse, Munk created the persona James Kalm in the mid nineties. Publishing hundreds of essays and reviews under this pseudonym, most notably in the Brooklyn Rail, Munk became fascinated with the history and associations of the New York art world. These developments led to a reassessment and the current series of works, which aestheticize art history and document the local art community. YouTube's Kalm Report exemplifies Munk's blurring of criticism, historic documentation, journalism and performance art and began a new mode of art reportage on the internet.


Artists Talk Tech

Artists Talk Tech, with Eve Mosher
Recorded October 9, 2013
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Eve Mosher grew up on the borders of urban sprawl, watching the daily disintegration of wild in favor of cultivation in the form of suburban developments and strip malls. She holds an undergraduate degree in architecture and a Master in Fine Arts, and has lived in Texas, New York, Vermont, Oregon and California, all of which greatly influenced her interest in the environment by providing distinct and inspirational experiences. Upon her return to NY, she experienced culture shock from the lack of aggressive legislation and services vigorously addressing environmental issues. This new awareness influenced her transition to public, issue-based work.


Artists Talk Tech, with Brad Lichtenstein, Filmmaker & President of 371 Productions
Recorded June 24, 2013
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Brad Lichtenstein has worked in documentary production since 1992. Lichtenstein is developing technology and transmedia projects for the common good, including What We Got: DJ Spooky’s Quest for the Commons. Before making his own films, Lichtenstein associate produced FRONTLINE’s Peabody award-winning presidential election year special, Choice ’96, and Lumiere Production’s PBS series, With God on Our Side: The History of the Religious Right. Brad taught documentary production for five years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he founded doc|UWM, a documentary film center that provides students with professional documentary experiences.