Free Artists U workshops for SC artists

Free Artists U workshops for SC artists

Artists U/South Carolina is gearing up again with several free workshops for South Carolina artists in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, including an introduction to Artists U, a special meeting for Artists U alumni, and the Artists U workshop intensive – Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist.

>> An Introduction to Artists U/South Carolina

For artists who have never attended an Artists U event.

Come find out about the work of Artists U: our approach, our book, and other workshops. How do artists build balanced, sustainable lives? How can we stay connected to our deeper mission as create our work? Free, but you must RSVP online.

Michaela Pilar BrownColumbia Artists U Introduction:

  • Columbia artist and Artists U/SC facilitator Michaela Pilar Brown (pictured right)

Rodney Lee RogersCharleston Artists U Introduction:

  • Location: PURE Theatre, 477 King St.
  • Led by Charleston artist and Artists U/SC facilitator Rodney Lee Rogers (pictured right)

>> Artists U Alumni events 

For artists who have taken our Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist workshop. 

Come meet up with fellow alums for some beverages, conversation, and an introduction to our new structure. A fundamental principle of Artists U is that artists are skilled, hard working, generous, and resourceful, so that’s what we are returning to. We’ve created a Workbook, a straightforward journal for artists to actually do the work we talk about in Artists U, including strategic planning, finances, time management, and an artist statement. And we have a curriculum for Working Groups, groups of artists who want to get together once a month for five months. Free, but you must RSVP online.

Charleston Artists U Alumni event:

  • Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: PURE Theatre, 477 King St.

Columbia Artists U Alumni event:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: One Columbia, 1219 Taylor St.

>> Artists U Intensive: Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist

Any professional South Carolina artist may apply to attend (you do not have to live in Greenville.) You will be notified once you are enrolled.

Greenville Artists U Intensive:

  • Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, 7 – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Venue TBA

Artists are talented, hard-working people, so why are so many exhausted, broke, and overwhelmed? We present tools and approaches for building a balanced, sustainable artist life. Based on 10 years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leaders will offer tools for reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and slaying the two demons of the artist’s life: time and money.

The Greenville intensive is free, but class size is limited. You must apply online and commit to attend both sessions.

>> Other events

Other planned events include an Artist Mission Statement Workshop and Social Media as Community. Find out more and RSVP for any Artists U events here:

Artists U/South Carolina is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission as part of the S.C. Artists’ Ventures Initiative.

About Artists U
Artists U is a grassroots planning and professional development program run by and for artists. We want to change the conversations artists have in our heads, with each other, and with the world. We push artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable. We are skills-based, not need-based: we work to empower artists to create their lives and their art. We started in Philadelphia and now we also work in Baltimore and South Carolina (and sometimes in other places).