Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018|
Cost: Free, RSVP required, and space is limited.
*Presented in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Artist biographies and résumés are hard to write, but they're important tools for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, led by Artist Trust Program Manager Katy Hannigan, you'll learn the difference between artist biographies and résumés, the basics of writing both, and how to create your own. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the start of a résumé and biography to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio.
*Open for artists of all disciplines at all career stages.
- The different uses of biographies and resumes
- What, and what not, to include in a biography
- How to explain your work and creative aspirations in writing
- Which résumé categories and sections to include and why
- What gallerists, curators, programmers, and funders look for first in your bio, CV, and/or résumé
- How to frame your non-art expertise and skills as an asset to your art practice
- Strong artist biography to use for presenting your work
- Sample artist biographies, résumés, and CVs to use as references for revising your own
- Ideas and next steps for how to revise your own résumé or CV
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
As the Program Manager at Artist Trust, Katy develops responsive programming that supports Washington state artists in their creative and professional endeavors.
Prior to Artist Trust, Katy was a Client Manager at Shunpike where she was the point of contact for 85 fiscally sponsored arts organizations, managed Shunpike's Arts Business Clinic program, and represented the organization at the Racial Equity Cohort through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Prior to moving to Seattle, Katy worked with a startup nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the arts and cultural communities across Massachusetts. Katy is a recent graduate of the Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership program and holds a degree in theatre from the College of Holy Cross.
Email Zach Frimmel for any workshop questions.
This program is sponsored in part by Vulcan, Inc.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County (View)
1418 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|