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Back to School: New Webinars, Tips & Tools for Artists, and More PDP News

September 4, 2013

September is back to school season and Creative Capital is offering a variety of workshops and webinars designed to help artists get organized and learn new career-management skills.

Artist Summer Institute Artist Summer Institute
We have a slew of new webinar offerings scheduled for the fall. From “Backups and Passwords for Busy Artists” to an interview with gallerist Edward Winkleman, our fall lineup covers a wide variety of topics. Be sure to check out the full list of upcoming webinars below, or visit our Online Calendar.
>> Can’t make the live-stream? All registrants receive a recording of the live webinar, so if you sign up, you can watch the webinar at your leisure.
>> Catch up on topics you’ve missed! Recordings of Visual Artists Round tables and other select webinars will now be available for purchase after the event. Browse on-demand webinars.

In October, we are piloting an expanded version of our Community Engagement workshop with the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Twenty-four Arizona artists will be selected to participate in this weekend intensive, where they will discuss challenges, learn strategies and tools, and share resources with each other to support their community-engaged art practice.

At the University of Florida, Gainesville in October, we will be presenting a new version of our core weekend workshop specifically geared towards university arts faculty. For this workshop, our emphasis on strategic planning, goal setting, promoting and funding your work will be tailored towards artists with hybrid careers in academia.

On our blog, The Lab, we share tips and resources for artists working in all disciplines, including the popular Page from Our Handbook series of best practices based on the Artist’s Tools Handbook we give to each PDP core workshop participant. Some recent offerings to check out:

From Artist to Enterprise: Organizational Structures for Artists
A Page From Our Handbook: Your PR Timeline
Real-Life Budgeting: Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist
Internet for Artists: Why We Only Recommend Two Website Services
A Page From Our Handbook: Assembling a Press Kit

Sept. 9: Kickstarter School with Stephanie Pereira
Sept. 16: Visual Arts Round Table: Gallerists with Edward Winkleman & Matthew Deleget
Sept. 23: Community Engagement with Stephanie Bleyer
Sept. 30: Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time with Eve Mosher
Oct. 9: Artists Talk Tech with Eve Mosher & Matthew Deleget
Oct. 14: Applying for Grants & Residencies: Strategies for Writers with Ethan Nosowsky
Oct. 15: Back-ups & Passwords for Busy Artists with Steve Lambert
Oct. 23: Visual Arts Round Table: Writers with Claudia La Rocco & Matthew Deleget
Oct. 28: Web Site, Blog & Email Essentials with Steve Lambert

Sept 10: Strategic Planning Workshop, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 21: Artists in Changing Times, Create Denver Expo, Denver, CO
Sept 28: You Are Your Brand Workshop, Broward Cultural Division, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 29: Strategic Planning Workshop, She Created It, Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 11: Real Community Engagement Workshop, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
Oct 18: Financial Literacy Workshop, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Nov 2: Financial Literacy Workshop, Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Nov 2–3: Verbal Communications Workshop, Montana Arts Council, Helena, MT
Nov 8–10: Core Workshop, Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
Interested in partnering with PDP to bring a workshop to your city? Learn more on our website.

MARN Tom Virgin, artist
When the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) in Wisconsin first considered hosting a Creative Capital Core Workshop, they knew the biggest hurdle to overcome would be communicating the true value to local funders. "We offer a variety of programs—portfolio review, bookkeeping, some very basic things. But this just took things so much farther," said Jeanne Olivieri, MARN's Board Secretary. "Bringing Creative Capital's Professional Development Program to MARN was an unusual and very important thing for us. It was also something we had no prior knowledge about how to plan for." Read more about MARN's experience bringing PDP to their local community on The Lab.

Florida artist Tom Virgin on the PDP Alumni community:
"The Creative Capital Professional Development Program brought me from an earnest beginner to an earning artist… But what seems to me to be the most pivotal aspect of the program is the continued support of Creative Capital to all of us in Miami that have been through the program. The alumni are becoming a denser part of the fabric that comprises creative Miami, collaborating with each other and bringing new artists into the mix.” Read more of Tom’s PDP Story on The Lab.

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