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!

 
 
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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 $10 MEMBERS; $15 NON-MEMBERS


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 $10 MEMBERS; $15 NON-MEMBERS

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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 $10 MEMBERS; $15 NON-MEMBERS


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CALL FOR CRAFT SHOP 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, such as shoe painting, friendship bracelets, waxed cotton food wraps, pom-poms, and similar, quick projects, preferably those that focus on the use of sustainable or upcycled materials.


SPONSORS

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

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