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Announcing an Advanced Skills Workshop for Spanish-Speaking Artists in NYC

Advanced Skills Workshop for Spanish-Speaking Artists
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Creative Capital, 15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Cost: $40
Register before April 3, for $35! 

Cuando: Martes, Abril 28, 6:15 - 9:15pm
Donde: Creative Capital, 15 Maiden Lane, Piso 18, New York, NY 10038
Costo: $40
Inscribase antes de Abril 3, por $35!

"El taller en general es de muchísima información y ayuda para quienes intentan realizar proyectos que se les percibe como solo sueños" (The workshop presents a great deal of information and helps those realize projects that they have perceived only as a dream.)  - Pedro Vintimilla, Participant, Queens Museum Workshop, 2014

We are excited to present an Advanced Skills Workshop for Spanish-Speaking Artists, with Ela Troyano and Maria Agui Carter. This workshop is designed for artists who have already taken a Creative Capital workshop in the pastEla Troyano will lead participants through the next level of Strategic Planning and creating a Business Plan as a fundraising tool. Maria Agui Carter will join her to present new strategies in fundraising and marketing which address the challenges and benefits of working in multiple cultural contexts and navigating issues of race and ethnicity. Conducted in Spanish, this workshop will enhance your art practice and enable greater self-sufficiency. Additionally, it will include follow up office hours with Ela at Creative Capital.

Estamos muy contentos de presentar el Taller 2.0 de Creative Capital, con Ela Troyano y Maria Agui Carter, para artistas Latinos que han tomado anteriormente un taller de Creative Capital. Este taller presentará el próximo nivel de Planificación Estratégica y el Plan de Negocios como herramienta para recaudar fondos. También presentara estratégias de mercadeo y recaudación de fondos, y como dar frente a retos y beneficios de trabajar en múltiples contextos culturales, navegando cuestiones de raza y diversidad en el mundo del arte. Conducido en español, el taller refuerza la capacidad de abogar por uno mismo, provoca una mayor auto suficiencia y mejora aún más la práctica artística. El taller ofrece seguimiento, con horas de oficina para preguntas individuales.

Ela Troyano is an interdisciplinary filmmaker, born in Cuba and based in NYC. The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art presented a career survey of her work in 2012. "Recycling Atlantis", a celebration of legendary filmmaker Jack Smith was recently presented at the 80WSEGallery. Recent works include "The Silence of Marcel Duchamp", a live cinema performance at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010 and "Post Plastica", a performance at El Museo del Barrio commissioned by PS 122. Her films include the award winning "Carmelita Tropicana Your Kunst Is Your Waffen" (Your Art is Your Weapon), the cult feature "Latin Boys Go To Hell" and the PBS documentary "La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul". Select honors include a writing lab at Sundance with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and funding from Creative Capital, Ford Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Latino Public Broadcasting, the Independent Television Service, a Theo Westenberger Award and a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship.  As a Creative Capital grantee, Troyano has been a part of Creative Capital's Professional Development Program since its inception.

Maria Agui Carter is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of Iguana Films.  Formerly a producer for PBS's flagship station WGBH, Boston, over a dozen of her productions have broadcast on PBS and Cable nationally and internationally, and premiered at film festivals.  Her most recent documentary REBEL aired as a National PBS special, and won a 2014 Erik Barnouw Honorable Mention Award as best historical film in America, and a Gutsy Gals Award as best feature of the Americas. She grew up an undocumented "Dreamer," and graduated from Harvard University. She has won Warren, Rockefeller, George Peabody Gardner, & CPB fellowships. She has served as a visiting artist/scholar at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis universities.  Ms. Agui Carter's new play 14 Freight Trains, about the first American soldier to die in Iraq, an undocumented Latino, premiered to rave reviews at D.C.'s Arena Stage fall of 2014. She is now at work on a dramatic feature script, Secret Life of La Mariposa, a Sundance Screenwriter's Lab finalist.  She is a Trustee of NALIP (the National Assoc. of Latino Independent Producers) and a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

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