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Professional Development for Artists Workshop Series
February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2019
This is a chance to revamp your arts practice and business strategies as you move into a new year, with Los Angeles-based arts consultant Beth Pickens and performer and artist Jibz Cameron.
February 6: Who Are You? – Defining Your Professional Practice
February 13, 2019: Getting Real with Money (Part 1)
February 20, 2019: Getting Real with Money (Part 2)
February 27, 2019: Social Media Marketing & Crowdfunding Strategies
March 6, 2019: Intro to Grant Writing (Part 1)
March 13, 2019: Intro to Grant Writing (Part 2)
March 20, 2019: Your Art Will Save Your Life – Planning for the Future
The 7-week series will be available as a package for $200.
The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the ace/121 Gallery in Glendale, located at 121 N. Kenwood Street.
Spots limited to 10! Deadline to secure a spot: January 30, 2019.
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018). Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by The Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles.
Pickens earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Since 2010, she’s provided career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for artists and arts organizations throughout the U.S. She team-teaches an entrepreneurship course at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and teaches workshops at universities, companies, and art spaces throughout the U.S.
Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, she was based in San Francisco where she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of two queer, multidisciplinary arts non-profit organizations. She specializes in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of color. She lives with her wife in LA. www.bethpickens.com
Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCA, PS1, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, The Hammer Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has written and produced 7 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She also has produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects as well as lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. www.dynastyhandbag.com/