POD (PROFESSIONAL AND Organizational DEVELOPMENT)
Save The Dates! Join us this Fall at the Helms Design Center for our inaugural Professional and Organizational Development Series.
As a cornerstone of our efforts to support emerging artists, we've developed a multi-part professional development program. The curriculum will address practical questions related to developing and sustaining a professional practice, e.g., grant writing, finances, branding and promotion, internet and digital tools, applying for exhibits and submitting proposals, and more.
Finance and Accounting for Artists
with Shira Podolsky, Finance Manager for Art Los Angeles Contemporary
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Shira Podolsky is the finance manager for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and assists established artists and designers with their finances. She will discuss how to approach the business part of a studio practice, including how to file taxes as an artist and how to manage budgeting. This module is intended for artists, designers, individuals, and small businesses. Students need not be in the textile arts – painters, woodworkers, ceramists, photographers, jewelry makers, etc and etc will all find this content applicable. CLASS FEE $25 MEMBERS; $35 NON-MEMBERS
A to Z Grantwriting
with Linda Vallejo
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Linda Vallejo is an artist with more than 40 years of experience as a development consultant and grantwriting instructor. Vallejo will discuss how to find potential funding for a project or nonprofit, how to network and develop partnerships with funders, and how to create a successful grant writing campaign. CLASS FEE $25 MEMBERS; $35 NON-MEMBERS
THE BUSINESS OF ART
WITH A. MCLEAN EMENEGGER
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A. McLean Emenegger has been an active leader in the L.A. artistic community since 1997. She reestablished her art consulting and visual artist support firm in 2016 to be McLean Art Projects, offering an expansion of her curatorial and educational services. She maintains an active public speaking schedule and travels extensively with her "Business of Art" workshops for visual artists. Emenegger will discuss how to navigate the business of art. CLASS FEE $25 MEMBERS; $35 NON-MEMBERS
CRAFT-PALOOZA from 8 to 9 p.m.: Architect and artist Jeff Morrical will introduce the Miura* folding pattern that creates dimensional, sculptural paper forms. Craft-palooza is intended to be a quick, playful hour to stretch your creative muscles and engage with other student-attendees for networking and midweek relaxation. All materials will be supplied. *You can read more about this art form at their wikipedia listing here.
GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THE POD HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY HELMS DESIGN CENTER.