“Soooo good and inspiring!! Thank you for this amazing program series for artists!!! I feel so grateful to be able to take part and learn! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” ~Make. Art.Work. Artist, 2013
MAKE.ART.WORK., a comprehensive professional practice program for visual artists in CT, will launch its second season of workshops on October 28, 2013. The program, which will run through June of 2014, is designed to support artists who are in pursuit of a professional career as an artist (actively showing and selling their work) to take the next steps towards achieving their goals. Online registration for the program is now open!
Click HERE to Register as a paid-in-full Cohort Member (6 workshops, plus many benefits) or to take advantage of our split-pay option , please contact our project manager via email: Jeannie@makeartwork.org.
Click HERE to Register for an individual workshop.
Artists who join the Make.Art.Work. program will learn to:
- strengthen their ability to set and achieve career goals as an artist.
- increase business knowledge and entrepreneurial skill sets.
- develop a network of peer artists to foster continual career support.
Participants will have access to 6 evening workshops and one “Super Saturday” workshop. Each of the evening workshops will be presented in Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven. Topics include:
- Goal Setting (October/November)
- Websites & Managing Your Images (December)
- Presenting & Pricing Your Work (January)
- Financial & Legal Considerations for Artist / Funding Your Work (March)
- Super Saturday: Session 1: Marketing / Session 2: The Gallery and Beyond (April 5)
- Social Media (Blogging, Pinterest and more) (May)
- Putting It All Together (June)
Special Invitation: A limited number of artists will have the option of joining a “Cohort Group” in one of the 3 cities. Cohort membership includes access to 6 evening workshops, the Super Saturday workshop, 3 small group-coaching sessions, a workbook, and additional networking. Cohort members will receive special pricing of $225 for the entire package.
Important Note: There are only 15 Cohort spots open in each city, all of which are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional “general seating” will be offered for each individual workshop. Registration is available through our website.
Evening workshops run 2 1/2 hours in length, from 6-8:30pm. Single workshops are offered at $28 per person at each of the following three venues: Fairfield University; University of New Haven, SAW MILL CAMPUS; and The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. Enrollment will be limited to ensure the individual needs of artists are met.
Testimonials: Here’s what a few of the artists who attended the Make.Art.Work. workshops in Season 1 had to say about their experiences:
“Make.Art.Work really did it for me. I have sold more paintings since beginning the workshops than I had sold in the previous year! Excellent presenters helped motivate and inform us to succeed as artists.” ~Katherine
“Working as an artist for the last 15 years the workshops helped me to realize new approaches to getting my work out and reiterated changes that I’ve been meaning to make.” -Duvian
“Make Art Work is a good foundation in developing an understanding of different ways pursue a career in the arts. It also is a great opportunity to network with artists in your area.” ~Kathleen
Make.Art.Work. is a career-development program for visual artists in Connecticut. Workshops will empower artists to effectively set and achieve goals through training, mentoring and peer support. Led by experts in their field, workshops are targeted to mid-career artists that are actively selling or exhibiting work, in an effort to increase business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.
The program will consist of a workshop series run concurrently in three regions of the state. In the second year, eight workshops will be presented over nine months, October 2013 through June 2014. Artists can pick and choose workshops that best meet their interests and needs, or take advantage of special pricing to attend all workshops and enjoy additional benefits.
With support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Make.Art.Work. is being managed collaboratively by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Interested in learning more? Contact Jeannie Thomma, Program Manager at Jeannie@MakeArtWork.org