2008 Artists' Workshops
January 15, 2008
Creating Digital Portfolios, Snow Date: January 16th
Many galleries, museums, and juried competitions are finally accepting CD portfolio submissions; in fact, many of them and funders, including the State Arts Council, will soon only be accepting digital images. This workshop is for artists who are ready to take the leap and create digital image files from existing slides or digital camera pictures. Artists do not need to bring anything to this session, but should feel free to bring their cameras if they have after-class questions about specific settings, etc. This session will be led by artist Barbara Rita Jenny, a recipient of Fellowships from the State Arts Council and Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation.
April 15, 2008
Copyright Issues: Protecting Your Work
Offered in partnership with MicroCredit NH.
As an artist, it is important to be aware of copyright issues and how they affect your business. Come to this session to learn how to safeguard your work/business. Workshop Facilitator: Ashlyn Lembree, Professor, Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic, Pierce Law
June 17, 2008: Living the Life of an Artist in NH: Making It Work
Panel Discussion with New Hampshire professional visual arts, crafts, performing and literary artists. TBA
October 2, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6th Annual ArtWorks - NH Artist Exchange, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
Offered by MicroCredit NH with funding from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts The focus this year will be on marketing workshops featuring local experts. These sessions will cover market research, planning, and effective promotional strategies for artists. The registration fee of $45 for MicroCredit-NH members / $55 for non-members includes a gourmet boxed lunch, refreshments and admission to the Andy Warhol: Pop Politics exhibit. Visit www.microcreditnh.org/artworksnh
to register online or call 1-800-769-3482.
November 18, 2008, 10 a.m. - noon (snow date: November 20, 2008)
Creating a Website: Doing It Yourself or Outsourcing?
New Hampshire artist and web site designer Dan Pouliot will discuss the pros and cons of DIY (Do It Yourself) vs. outsourcing your own web site. The workshop will begin with "How do I get started?,” followed by a primer on web terminology like Flash, domains and hosting. Then he'll discuss pros and cons of doing it yourself along with a tour of popular DIY strategies like Google Page Creator or blogging tools. The workshop will finish up by answering common questions from artists: How do I prevent people from printing my pictures? How do I sell online? How do I market my web site?
December 9, 2008, 10 a.m. - noon (snow date December 11, 2008)
The Business of Being an Artist
Go beyond the abstract and set up a concrete path to success. Strategic planning helps you think logically about where you are going and what you need to accomplish. In this session, a new method of goal setting will be introduced to get you motivated and organized. Participants will leave with a specific action plan and feedback from peer exchange exercises. This workshop will be led by Jennifer Murphy Aubin, South East Regional Manager of MicroCredit-NH.
December 28, 2009