CREATIVE PROFESSIONALIZATION WORKSHOP SERIES
WORKSHOP THREE: SEEKING SUPPORT
by Frances Vigna
Dec. 4th Intro + How To
Dec. 11 Peer Workshopping
Applying for funding, a residency, or an open call for work
The final workshop in the series will take the foundational writing skills from the previous two workshops and apply them to grant funding, an artist-residency program, or an open call for work. Participants will learn the basics for putting together a solid application, the dos and don’ts when applying, and tips for documenting their work. The final class will ask participants to create a first draft of an application and workshop it with the group.
THE BASICS THAT BRING WORK FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE PUBLIC
In this six-week 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.