Foot Meets Door
Saturday, June 17 from 9:30am to 3pm.
Cost: $25 for general public, $15 for MECA and SMCC alumni.
Scholarship inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you been hard at work in the studio and feel unsure of how to get noticed? Are you intimidated by grant submissions and residency applications? Do you feel challenged by trying to tell new acquaintances about your artistic practice?
This day-long, participatory workshop invites emerging artists to work together to polish the materials they need when submitting for exhibition calls, grant deadlines, residency applications, and more. In small groups we will review each participant’s C.V., artist statement, and work sample images, eliciting feedback to help curators and jurors see the best representation of your work and experience. The workshop will combine overviews of best practices and do’s and don’ts with plenty of conversation and attention to individual participants’ materials.
Based on the interests of who enrolls, we cover how to:
apply for exhibitions
apply for residencies
apply for grants
apply for teaching positions
invite curators and artists for studio visits
communicate with the press.
We will look at successful examples of how artists communicate about their work, and each participant should leave feeling encouraged and ready to submit more organized and clear representations of their practice.
Participants will be asked to submit work samples, C.V. and a written artist statement upon enrolling for the workshop.
Who this is for: Emerging artists with little experience exhibiting work, applying for grants and residencies, or communicating with curators and the press.
Cost: $25 general / $15 for MECA and SMCC alumni. There will be scholarships available for two MECA and two SMCC alumni. Maximum enrollment: 20 participants. Lunch is included.
This workshop is supported by the Maine College of Art.
This event takes place at Hewnoaks, located 90 minutes west of Portland, in Center Lovell, on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30am to 3pm.
Jeff Badger, artist, independent curator, and Co-chair of Fine Arts at Southern Maine Community College
Nat May, founder of the Kindling Fund, Executive Director of Hewnoaks Artist Colony, and independent curator
Jessica Tomlinson, Director of Artists at Work at Maine College of Art.Together, the workshop leaders have more than 50 years' experience applying for grants, serving on juries, curating exhibitions, nominating artists for grants and fellowships, writing press releases, teaching, and conducting studio visits.