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A Sustainable Creative Life: Relationships and Ecosystem

Monday, March 7, 2022

Series Part 1 – March 7 //

Series Part 2 – March 14 //

This workshop series is specifically designed to empower artists, demonstrate pragmatic approaches to sustaining a creative life, and demystify the “artworld.”

AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as programs centered on building and maintaining relationships as part of art practice.

Sharon Louden will share the expertise she has gained through collaborations and conversations with gallery owners, museum professionals, critics, curators, nonprofits, residencies, academics and others in different art communities.

In this two-part workshop, Sharon Louden will offer visual artists strategies for building a sustainable career and creative life. Over two sessions, Sharon will outline basics of artist communications and tools to strengthen professional networks and grow relationships into communities. The workshop series is specifically designed to empower artists, demonstrate pragmatic approaches to sustaining a creative life, and demystify the “artworld.” Louden will share the expertise she has gained through collaborations and conversations with gallery owners, museum professionals, critics, curators, nonprofits, residencies, academics and others in different art communities.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Building an audience
  • Understanding your place in the art ecosystem
  • Building relationships and maintaining contacts
  • Mapping and tracking networks and relationships
  • Research and database skills

WORKSHOP DATES

Session One: Monday, March 7, 6-7:30pm CT

Session Two: Monday, March 14, 6-7:30pm CT

ADDITIONAL ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS

After the workshop series concludes, participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for an additional one-on-one consultation with Sharon Louden where she can answer questions specific to each artist’s situation. Consultations are 45-minutes long and take place by phone (or Zoom if you are outside of the US). The price is $120. Sharon will make 20 or more sessions available to those who attend the workshop.

  • Type: Creative Acadiana,Professional Development,Workshop
  • Time: March 7, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Venue:Acadiana Center for the Arts