Creative Labor Professional Development Workshop:
Writing Workshop for Artists | February 10th, 2018 | LGBT Center | noon – 2pm
At every stage of an artist’s career, the first request from a curator, producer, or event coordinator is: “Please send me a headshot, bio, and artist’s statement.”
Artists who attend this workshop will leave with a fine tuned narrative biography, an artist’s statement, and an opportunity to meet other queer artists who are developing their artistic practice.
The workshop facilitator will begin with examples of well-written biographies and artist’s statements about their work. Attendees will then be asked to write a short paragraph about themselves and their work that they will share with the group for positive feedback. The attendees will then be asked to present a short “elevator speech about who they are and what their art is about.”
The workshop leader, Janet Silk, is an artist and writer who teaches the Fine Arts Writing Workshop in the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University. She has written several essays about her own work and teaching experience, as well as about diverse topics such as Black Metal music, Czech poetry, and the Academy of Art University Spring Fashion Show 2014.
The workshop is free and open to all queer and non-queer artists.
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend – firstname.lastname@example.org