Business Art Skill Share2018-04-26T10:25:56+00:00

Business Art Skill Share Sessions

Business Art Skill Share is a series of arts related workshops, classes, and presentations focused on providing aspiring and low income artists with knowledge, skills, and opportunities. Established artists and art administrators will teach participants how to market their art, use social media for promotion, find funding, create portfolios, frame pieces, set up gallery exhibits, and more. The goal is to give participants the opportunity to take what they’ve learned and exhibit their work through our Creative Spaces Program after taking classes. (Click here for more information about Creative Spaces).

List of Upcoming Classes and Presentations

Artist Studio Communities: Understanding the Benefits and Exploring the Need in Bellingham
Thursday, April 26, 4pm
At the Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Ave, Downtown Bellingham

No matter the medium, every artist needs to create from a physical place.  Many visual artists work from home, but they find it frustrating to be creative and productive, secluded from the society they want to connect with.

Creative communities (multiple private studios under one roof) can provide economic, cultural, and social benefits for artists.  Many of us yearn for this type of work space if only we could find it.  This presentation will share feedback from a survey of tenants and landlords describing the benefits they gained from creative communities.  The discussion that follows will identify current artist studio communities that exist in our area, examine Bellingham’s ability to sustain more, and explore what a new one could look like.

All community members are welcome to join the session; if you’re an artist looking for studio space, bring a notepad and your ideas!

Artist Biographies & Résumés with Katy Hannigan
Saturday May 12, 1 – 3pm
At the Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Ave, Downtown Bellingham
Class Fee: FREE

Artist biographies and résumés are hard to write, but they’re important tools for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, led by Artist Trust Program Manager Katy Hannigan, you’ll learn the difference between artist biographies and résumés, the basics of writing both, and how to create your own. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the start of a résumé and biography to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio.

– The different uses of biographies and résumés
– What, and what not, to include in a biography
– How to explain your work and creative aspirations in writing
– Which résumé categories and sections to include and why
– What gallerists, curators, programmers, and funders look for first in your bio, CV, and/or résumé
– How to frame your non-art expertise and skills as an asset to your art practice

– Strong artist biography to use for presenting your work
– Sample artist biographies, résumés, and CVs to use as references for revising your own
– Ideas and next steps for how to revise your own résumé or CV

This workshop is presented in partnership with Artist Trust.

Click here to sign up for upcoming Skill Share sessions.

More Ways to Get Connected!

If you are part of a local social organization that would like to arrange to have a private session for your patrons at your location, please click here.

Social Organization Sign Up

Artists and art administrators who are interested in being a part of Business Art Skill Share by teaching can click here to submit their class, workshop, and presentation ideas.

Artist and Art Admin Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in teaching and making a difference in the local arts community!

Business Art Skill Share is funded in part by: