In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll focus on professional development within your artistic practice to help sustain and finance your work.

About this Event

This session is most appropriate for artists pursuing institutional opportunities (museums, residencies, commissions) and non-profit and commercial gallery exhibitions. The workshop would be less relevant for professional designers, illustrators, or craft artists, although there are certainly parallels.

Topics will include creating a dynamic portfolio and web presence, articulating goals, project and studio management. These essential tools will help create the framework for a sustainable studio practice for years to come. 

Suggested Reading: 

"Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" by Sharon Loudon

"Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career" by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber


Hour 1 - Strategic Planning:

- Understanding your values, goal, your idea of success

- 1, 3, 5-year plan

Hour 2 - Presenting Yourself as an Artist- Digital and Otherwise:

- Website review

- Artist Statement/Bio/CV

- A brief intro to "the elevator pitch"

Hour 3 - Studio Management:

- Time management

- Understanding how you spend your time

- When to ask for help

- Money management & fundraising

- Project budget/timeline



Kim Faler's interdisciplinary-art works from a sculpture lens to bookmark our routines, emotions, and memories to question what we value, and to understand the passage of time.

Her material-based work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States- including exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA), Art Dubai, Sp/Arte (São Paulo), as well as Mixed Greens (NYC), the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI) and the Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, OH). Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at the St. Kate Hotel (Milwaukee, WI) and a new commission piece for a group show at Mass MoCA in 2020.

Faler has received numerous grants and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, a US Fulbright Scholarship (to Brazil), the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency (Captiva, FL) the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence Program (San Antonio, TX) and the John Michael Kohler Artist/Industry Program (Sheboygan, WI). She received her BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She lives and works in North Adams, MA.

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Wednesday December 04
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Dudley Square Neighborhood, Boston, MA (address will be sent to registrants)
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Workshop: Understanding Your Visual Art Practice: