Saturday, February 7, 2015
Artist Community Engagement Workshop
Flux Projects & Push Push Theater present
a Creative Capital Professional Development Program
Artist Community Engagement Workshop:
Build sustainable relationships to organize, finance, and execute community-engaged art projects.
About the Workshop:
This Workshop is designed for artists who work outside the traditional art community to create work that engages topics of social and political relevance. Designed for those who already have a community-engaged practice or are planning for a project, this workshop will help artists clarify their objectives and gain the management skills they need to produce successful community engaged projects. Participants will get an in-depth look at the strategies and practices involved in making and supporting community-engaged art, including ways to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the process, production, funding and distribution of the work. Using case studies from a range of disciplines, participants will learn about grassroots fundraising, community partnerships, audience building and how to preserve the autonomy and integrity of one’s work. Artists leave the workshop with a handbook designed to help them outline clear project goals and establish a roadmap for building beneficial community relationships and support.
Workshop Leaders: Aaron Landsman and Dread Scott
Eligibility: Artists working in all disciplines and at all stages in their career are invited to apply. Applicants must be:
– Artists who create original work as their primary focus (versus interpreting or performing the work of others). For example, a composer could apply, but a musician who only performs the work of others could not.
– Working for at least three years as a professional artist
– Live somewhere in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area
Fee: Provided free of charge with funding from Tequila Herradura, in connection with the 2014 Herradura Barrel Art Program.
Learn More: Creative Capital Professional Development Program