Art + Money

Part of Black Art Incubator


Grantwriting Workshop with Maxwell Heller, former Grant Writer at the Studio Museum in Harlem
July 20, 2016 @ 5pm

In this 90 minute workshop will provide insight on program and artist development proposal writing for foundation, corporate and government grants by two subject matter experts in the field. The two part workshop will identify best practices for formulating a budget to narrative building, and the pre-writing processes for submitting a proposal. Maxwell Heller was a grant writer at The Studio Museum in Harlem for three years, and has previously worked with the Center for African Art.

How to market your practice with Dread Scott
, artist and activist
July 21, 2016 @ 6:30PM

‘Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward.’ He effectively and creatively speaks about his practice in a way that is also sustainable for his practice. In this workshop the artist will provide conventional and unconventional marketing strategies for how to market your practice as a maker in the creative industry. This includes identifying particular ways to speak about your work as an artist/maker. What type of language should you be using to describe your work? To potential patrons? Funders? And audience members? What outlets should you use to share your practice? All of this will be covered in the workshop.

Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels (Jack Shainman Gallery)
August 6, 2016 @ 12pm

Michelle Coffey (Lambent Foundation)
August 9, 2016 @ 5pm

Applying for Individual Grants & Residency programs, with Lisa Dent, Director of Resources & Award Programs at Creative Capital
August 11, 2016 @ 5:30PM

There are many individual grant and residency opportunities for artists that often times vary in focus. It can be difficult learning about, and leveraging these opportunities as an individual artists. Lisa Dent, Director, Resources & Award Programs at Creative Capital, will discuss how to resource an artistic practice through grant and residency support, and how to access such resources. She will also help artists identify what grants and residencies might be most appropriate for their practice and how to leverage these resources into greater opportunities for one’s practice.

Keeping up with the Creative Economy, with Cezanne Charles, Creative Many (via google hangout), Director of Creative Industries
August 12, 2016, 12:30pm

Cezanne Charles co-directs rootoftwo, a hybrid design studio based in metro Detroit and is a creative economy professional working as director of Creative industries at Creative Many, a statewide organization that develops creative people, places and economy for a competitive Michigan. Charles is acutely aware of the national and international framing of the creative economy and its influence on the economy at large. Through this online google hangout presentation, Charles will share her view on the creative (orange) economy and how, as makers, we can operate in the creative industries as a means to sustain creative work and practice.

Larry Ossei-Mensah
August 13, 2016 @ 12pm

Right to Work: Artists and Wage, with Lise Soskolne, artist and Core Organizer at W.A.G.E.
August 18, 2016 @ 5:30PM

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that contract them. In 2014 W.A.G.E. launched a national certification program that publicly recognizes those institutions demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees, with 29 certified so far. Lise Soskolne, W.A.G.E.’s Core Organizer, will outline how the program works, why it is necessary, and how push back from institutions has led to its expanding scope: specifically the development of a parallel certification program for individual artists due to launch this fall.