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Professional Practice Workshop for Artists

13/03/2019

The goal of this workshop hosted by Glogauair and Anita Kroo is to assist artists in obtaining and developing their skills for the multifaceted professional art world. Writing artist statements, constructing artist talks and presentations, assembling digital portfolios, and writing grant applications are all some of the challenging career tasks artists encounter on a regular basis as working professionals.

This workshop provides artist useful guidelines and mentoring through a weekly session of group discussions, interactions and critique, in order to tackle these practical concerns. Throughout the meetings artists will have the opportunity to rehearse their oral presentation skills, develop their writing, and research themes of their work through a contemporary art context.

The three main topics of this introductory workshop are artist portfolio, artist statement writing, and presenting an artist talk. By participating in this workshop, artists will be able to create competitive application materials, and gain a broader sense of the professional art world.

Workshop Fee and Registration: 80 euros for the entire three-week workshop (workshop consists of three consecutive two hour long weekly meetings).
Prior Email Registration Required for the Workshop.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.
For registration, payment, and reserving a space, please write to:
krooanita@yahoo.com

Workshop Timeline
Weekly meetings will consist of two-hour discussions:

Class 1
13th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Introduction/Portfolio Presentations

Each participating artist will introduce their work through a portfolio slideshow, followed by a constructive group critique and discussion. Workshop instructor will provide a list of important guidelines for creating a digital artist portfolio. For the following class, artists will be assigned the task of writing a short (half page) artist statement.

Class 2
20th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Critiquing the Artist Statements

We will discuss the artist statements written for this meeting. For the next class artist will be assigned the task of preparing a short 15minute artist talk. Readings and helpful tips for preparing this oral presentation will be provided in advance.

Class 3
27th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Artist Talk

Participants will have an opportunity to present an artist talk. Each artist talk will be followed by a group seminar discussion consisting of critical feedback for the presentations.

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