Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Workshop in Strategic Planning for Artists

The people at Creative Capital call it a Professional Development Core Weekend Workshop, PDCWW for short. It is a "Crash course in self-management, strategic planing, fundraising and promotion. Based on a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum..." Those of you who are regular perusers of my abombitallizations of grammer, know that I do love orderly things and planning, but the closest I ever come to Rigorous, is babbling on and on and on, (case in point)

How every, when I read more about this workshop, I saw it as an opportunity to focus on some of my weaker points... in a healthy constructive sort of way, as opposed to the binge induced rants that me and my fellow artists normally indulge in.

So I applied for 1 of the 24 spots, sending 10 slides, a CV, and a short artist's statement. I am happy to say that I was selected, AND I got a Creative Capital Subsidy Grant as well!

Sorry, that's getting very close to blowing my own horn, but I am very excited about this workshop. Hopes are high that I will learn a lot about modern professional art practices, and connect with a new group of artists to interact with.

The workshop is being held at the Arthouse in Austin, hence the oldish photo of me standing next to the Arthouse placard.

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