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Workshop:
Taking Care of Business: 
Marketing and Promotion 


May 1, 2010
8:45am-3:00pm
North Haven Campus of Gateway Community College, North Haven, CT 
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Registration is required; walk-in registrations will not be accepted
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For a series overview click here.

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For Questions regarding this workshop or registration, please contact Lauren Miller at the Greater Hartford Arts Council at 860-525-8629 or LMiller@LetsGoArts.org


If you have a disability and need more information about the site and its accessibility or need to request accommodations, please contact the site coordinator.  Advance notice must be given in order to make appropriate accommodations.  Not all accommodations will be possible.  



 

Keynote: Making an Artist's Life Work

Presented by Jackie Battenfield


Ms. Jackie Battenfield will speak about the importance of artists prioritizing professional practices as a part of the successful career of a working artist.  She will discuss the ways these skills will benefit an artist during their professional career and over a lifetime. She will provide an overview of four major areas that artist need to work to hone their professional practice skills and will provide in-depth direction on marketing and promotion. 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Morning Breakout Sessions:


The Power of PR to Market Your Art

Presenter Barbara Branagan-Mitchell

Learn from a widely-experienced PR professional how you can publicize your artwork, gallery showings and more by writing and placing press releases, captioned photos and event listings with your local area, and statewide, media outlets. NOTE: This section is full. 

 

The Art of Artist Statements: Writing tips for visual people

Presenter: D’Lynne Plummer
Visual and performance artists, as conveyors of stories, intention and feeling, are often more comfortable explaining themselves through paint, movement or music than through written and spoken language. This workshop provides tools to help artists craft statements, biographies, descriptions of their work, and turn their point of view into media-ready pitches. Bring a pen and an open mind.


Public Presentations

Presenter: Jackie Battenfield
Ms. Battenfield will lead an engaging dialogue and hands-on workshop about public presentations.  The group will learn a basic foundation for speaking not just to a large group of people about their work and themselves but also learn about networking and building individual relationships with their peers, curators, potential agents and others that can help them and they can help to succeed in the art world.

 

Social Media: A User- friendly Tool for Artists

Panel Presentation with Sharon Butler, Austin Thomas, Todd Jokl, and Hrag Vartanian

What if you made a website and nobody ever saw it?   OK. You have a website. Now What? How do you tweet, blog, vlog and facebook to drive folks to your website? This panel will explore ways in which artists can use the Internet, specifically, websites and social media platforms, as tools for marketing and promoting their work. Website design sources will be discussed as well.

 

NYFA Source  NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are added every day. Learn first-hand how this powerful service can help you build your career.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions:


The Power of PR to Market Your Art

Presenter Barbara Branagan-Mitchell

Learn from a widely-experienced PR professional how you can publicize your artwork, gallery showings and more by writing and placing press releases, captioned photos and event listings with your local area, and statewide, media outlets. NOTE: This section is full. 

 

The Art of Artist Statements: Writing tips for visual people

Presenter: D’Lynne Plummer
Visual and performance artists, as conveyors of stories, intention and feeling, are often more comfortable explaining themselves through paint, movement or music than through written and spoken language. This workshop provides tools to help artists craft statements, biographies, descriptions of their work, and turn their point of view into media-ready pitches. Bring a pen and an open mind.


Public Presentations

Presenter: Jackie Battenfield
Ms. Battenfield will lead an engaging dialogue and hands-on workshop about public presentations.  The group will learn a basic foundation for speaking not just to a large group of people about their work and themselves but also learn about networking and building individual relationships with their peers, curators, potential agents and others that can help them and they can help to succeed in the art world.

 

Social Media: A User- friendly Tool for Artists

Panel Presentation with Sharon Butler, Austin Thomas, Todd Jokl, and Hrag Vartanian

What if you made a website and nobody ever saw it?   OK. You have a website. Now What? How do you tweet, blog, vlog and facebook to drive folks to your website? This panel will explore ways in which artists can use the Internet, specifically, websites and social media platforms, as tools for marketing and promoting their work. Website design sources will be discussed as well.

 

NYFA Source  NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are added every day. Learn first-hand how this powerful service can help you build your career.