A new series of lectures and events designed to provide artists with the skills necessary to negotiate their careers in the art world.
All programs are free of charge. Light refreshments provided.
RSVP preferred by not required. Please email email@example.com.
Legal Issues Thursday, October 10, 1230pm
Having a general understanding of the legal issues involved in the art world is useful for any artist. Some of the issues that will be discussed are: copyright, intellectual property, contracts, censorship, appropriation, and where to go when you need help. Amy Goldrich’s legal practice focuses on counseling, transactions, dispute resolution, and general private client representation in the contemporary art world, both domestically and internationally. Her clients include artists, collectors, galleries, arts organizations, as well as other creative businesses beyond the art world. A member of both the New York and California bars, she serves on the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where she was the founding chair of its Art Insurance subcommittee.
In Conversation Tuesday, October 29, 12noon
Artists discuss their lives and how they are actually “making it work” in the real world. An informal discussion and Q&A, speaking directly about the experiences they have had, both positive and negative, and how they support themselves in parallel jobs as preparators, gallerists, administrators, and artist educators, while maintaining their core studio practice. Speakers will be So Yoon Lym, David D. Oquendo, and Beth Whitney.
Financial Literacy Thursday, November 14, 12noon
Earning money and making a living–how can you make it happen? Join us for a lecture about selling your work, pricing your work, managing income and expenses, seeking sponsorship and support, and grant writing. Speaker for this topic will be Maria Michails. Michails is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout North America, France, and Greece. She has received grants and fellowships in support of her projects from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council, Arizona State University, New York State Artists Workspace Consortium, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, and, most recently, was the 2012-2013 Barstow Artist in Residence at Central Michigan University.
The Landscape Tuesday, November 19, 12noon -
“The Landscape” has been canceled,
Who Are You? Thursday, November 21, 12 noon
Defining who you are as an artist is important, and the ability to communicate this to others is one skill that should be cultivated. This presentation will touch on the following topics: developing an artist statement, how to promote your artwork (traditional and media based means), networking, websites and other issues of interest relating to developing a marketing plan for an individual artist. This presentation will be given by Heidi Riegler, the founder and owner of Riegler Media & Marketing, a boutique PR agency that provides services in marketing, public and media relations, and event planning, specializing in the performing and visual arts. Riegler agency has a proven track record delivering highly successful communications campaigns, serving cultural organizations and individual artists. She is also the currently Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Academy.
Portfolio Review & Art Resource Fair Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1pm-4pm
This free portfolio review session provides artists with an opportunity to get feedback on their work from industry professionals. This feedback may relate to aesthetics or general advice about career management. Each session will be 20 minutes long. RSVP is essential as sessions will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations will be accepted from February 3, 2014 onward until all sessions have been allocated. Further details about reservations will be provided in the New Year.
The Big Time
Select Wednesdays in November 2013, February & March 2014
The Paul Robeson Galleries will screen a series of artist bio-pics and art related documentaries at free period on the following Wednesdays: November 6 &13 2013, February 5,19 & 26 2014, March 5 & 12 2014.
Resources Library Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-5pm
Books and related materials available for reading in the Main Gallery which cover issues of being an artist, including overviews of how to manage your career, as well as books related to living a creative life. For each current Main Gallery exhibition there is also a selection of books providing additional information about exhibition themes.
See the PRG Resources Library PDF for a complete list of resources available.