NEMAA is pleased to offer our members a series of professional development workshops and a panel to help NEMAA artists better prepare for Art-A-Whirl and other art or open studio events. These workshops will be presented by Springboard for the Arts, and are part of a series of workshops that they offer in their Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists series, although these workshops and panel will be catered to NEMAA artists.
Attendees must be NEMAA members.
Suggested Donation: $5-15 per workshop/panel. Scholarships are available on a limited basis for each workshop and panel, contact NEMAA for more information.
You must register separately for each workshop. Registration opens one month prior to the date of each workshop and is on a first come, first served basis.
More information and registration links: nemaa.org/workshops
Location for all workshops: Vesper Atelier – Casket Arts Building, Studio 101, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, November 16, 6:30 – 9:00 PM: Your Promotional Toolkit
Presenter: Andy Sturdevant, Springboard for the Arts
What should be in your portfolio and who do you want to see it? This session focuses on promotional materials: your business card, artist statement, artistic résumé, and your portfolio. We will talk about targeting your resume, choosing a work sample, and composing the catalog page that accompanies it. Artists are encouraged to bring promotional materials along for review. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.
Location for panel: Brickmania – Thorp Building, 1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM: Studio Space Configuration & Design – How to make your studio space safe and welcoming to visitors
- Anna Metcalfe lives and works in Minneapolis where she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with her MFA. Metcalfe currently teaches ceramics at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and professional development for artists at Springboard for the Arts. Interested in the junction of public art and craft, she makes work inspired by water, agriculture, food and community. As a teaching artist, Metcalfe loves to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary learning environments between the sciences and art-making. She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist’s Project Grant for Public Art in 2009, a MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, a Jerome Foundation Study and Travel Grant in 2013 and most recently a FY 2015 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
- Andy Sturdevant leads the artist resources program at Springboard for the Arts, including the Resource Center in Lowertown, St. Paul, as well as online resources and referrals. He also manages Springboard’s Community Supported Art program with mnartists.org, and its national replication program. Andy is also a public artist, writer and performer. His first book, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, was published by Coffee House Press in 2013. Andy’s artwork and artistic projects have been exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Flaten Art Museum, and the Soap Factory, as well as venues in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin and Milwaukee. Andy holds a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Louisville.
- Renee Yamada (bio. coming soon)
Questions? Contact NEMAA at 612-788-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.