Artists U offers artist learning opportunities this March

Hey there, #SCartists. Our friends and frequent collaborators at Artists U have two great FREE learning opportunities in Columbia next month. Both will take place in the centrally-located Congaree Vista in the centrally-located city. Here’s info on each. – Ed.


Grant Writing For Artists (FREE workshop)

Friday, March 20, 6-9 p.m.
If Art Gallery | 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia (29201)

Based on 25 years of grant writing and art making, Artists U’s Andrew Simonet will introduce artists to principles for writing simple, clear grants. You’ll read some short proposals and act as a panel, scoring and discussing them.

No bull, no fancy powerpoints, just real-world tools for artists who write (or want to write) grants.

Get more info and register for “Grant Writing for Artists” here.


Presenting Your Art

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND BY APPLICATION
Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If Art Gallery | 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia (29201)

In this workshop, we will take a hands-on look at each artist’s toolkit: work samples, artist statement, elevator pitch, and presentations. We will build a positive and rigorous conversation around the challenge of representing our art.

In Artists U, we have sat on many panels and juries, and we will tell you: Most artists fail to convey the power of their work in their applications. Too many artists submit muddled images and convoluted writing and fail to connect the two. A huge barrier to getting new opportunities is how we represent our work in words and images.  We owe it to our work to represent it well in images and language.

  • Each artist will prepare a four-minute presentation about their work.
  • Artists in this workshop must also attend Grant Writing for Artists workshop on Friday, March 20 (see above).

Get more info and register for “Presenting Your Art” here.


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