CREATIVE PROFFESSIONALIZATION SERIES
WORKSHOP TWO: ARTICULATING CREATIVE PRACTICE & PROJECT
by Frances Vigna
Nov. 20th Introduction + How to
Nov. 27th Peer Workshopping
Thinking ahead to put together a project proposal
Workshop two in the series builds from the first workshop in order to plan a formal creative project. The workshop will cover topics to consider when writing a proposal, how to develop an appropriate schedule, and how to choose concepts that best represent participants creative practice. As with the hands-on learning component in the first workshop, participants will be asked to prepare a project proposal and are encouraged to bring in any current proposals or future proposals for peer review.
THE BASICS THAT BRING WORK FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE PUBLIC
In this six-week professional development series, participants will develop the foundational skills to comfortably and confidently talk about their artistic practice in professional ways. Each topic is composed of two sessions - beginning with a discussion workshop where participants will learn the tools to develop the skills needed, followed by a second hands-on peer-review session. These workshops can be taken alone or in combination as a professionalization series.
Frances received her MA in modern and contemporary literature at the University of Virginia, working now as a writer and editor advocating on behalf of artists to maintain the professional viability of creative pursuits. She is committed to serving underrepresented artists, and uses her platform at wip_projects to volunteer her time and skills to creatives who could not otherwise afford support. Bringing underserved communities together and sharing their stories is important to her, and by joining Instar Lodge in a writer role Frances can support the organization’s mission of fostering creativity through radical giving.