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. An informal craft-art community workshop will follow each presentation, to allow time for networking among peers and mentors. And because it'll be fun. Craft topics to be announced shortly!

 
 

TROUBLESHOOTING THE ART PROCESS

WITH TBD

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

We'll address what one friend of ours describes as the "Pedagogical Six Points of Troubleshooting the Art Process." The structure is intended to serve as a way to organize one’s own personal practice and create a small business plan. Attendees should leave with a sense of how to make the most of a studio practice or small business. 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.

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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. This module is intended for artists, designers, individuals, and small businesses. CLASS FEE $25 MEMBERS; $35 NON-MEMBERS

CRAFT-PALOOZA from 8 to 9 p.m.: Artist and teacher Kim Speth is on deck. Details to come. 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.


A to Z Grantmaking

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

CRAFT-PALOOZA from 8 to 9 p.m.: Instructor TBD. 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.


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CALL FOR CRAFtPALOOZA LEADERS

If you would like to apply to teach one of our one-hour craft workshops, please email us with a title, concept, and list of material needs. We are looking for quirky yet practical make-and-take ideas, preferably those that use of sustainable or upcycled materials. We offer a stipend.


SPONSORS

GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THE POD HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY HELMS DESIGN CENTER.

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