Thursday, December 18, 2008

Free Winter Artist Entrepreneurial Workshops

[Received this notice from the State Council on the Arts.]

This winter, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts will offer its fourth series of free workshops for professional New Hampshire artists who are seeking to enhance their business skills, promote their work, and network with other artists. All sessions will be held in the council’s conference room at 2 1/2 Beacon Street in Concord.

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible by calling (603) 271-2789 or e-mailing Judy Rigmont, Creative Communities coordinator, at

January 20, 2009, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (snow date January 21, 2009)
Marketing: Plain and Simple
Learn the essentials about how best to market your work, marketing trends, targeting your audience, branding, developing an elevator pitch, and analyzing your competition, as well as the value of online social networking sites and Google, print and radio advertising, and public relations.
Workshop facilitator: Nancy Clark, owner of the Glen Group Inc. in North Conway

February 24, 2009, 2 - 4 p.m. (snow date February 25, 2009)
Creating Digital Portfolios
Most galleries, museums, and juried competitions now require CD portfolio submissions. This workshop is for artists who have been hesitating but are now ready to take the leap and create digital files of their work. Simple and concise instructions will be given on how to create digital image files from existing slides and digital camera pictures. Artists should feel free to bring their cameras if they have after-class questions about specific settings.
Workshop facilitator: Barbara Rita Jenny, a fellowship recipient from the State Arts Council and Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation

March 17, 2009, 10 a.m. - noon (snow date: March 18, 2009)
Public Art: The Artist and Community Driven Projects
Want to see your work in public buildings or successfully compete for community projects? Need to have a better understanding of the state’s Percent for Art program or community driven (vs. artist driven) arts projects? This session will demystify the RFP/RFQ process, and walk you through the process of applying for Percent for Art projects in New Hampshire.
Workshop Facilitators: Visual Arts Associate Julie Mento and Public Information Officer Jane Eklund, both of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts; and Gordon Carlisle, mural artist.