Arts Alive! works in partnership with The Hannah Grimes Center to present monthly Artist to Artist workshops. In these workshops presenters share tips and tricks to improve creative industry business practices - from Marketing and social media to selling platforms and copyright law, these workshops cover what artists need to know to run successful businesses. 

Workshops are FREE for members and $5 for nonmembers. Membership in Arts Alive! is $15/year.

2017 Events

  • August 30th 4pm: Artists' Mid-Career Connundrum: What's Next || Well Sweep Gallery in Hillsborough, Presenter artist Craig Stockwell

Artists at mid-career and (perhaps) fighting isolation. Options for giving your vocation a kick: graduate school, low-residency MFA?

At the age of 45 I decided to attend a low-residency MFA after 3-4 years of hesitation. This decision kick-started my adult vocation both in terms of deepening the work but also giving me a place and role(s) in the art conversation. This gathering will be built around both discussing mid-life isolation and the options for addressing possible growth, especially low-residency MFA programs.

Craig Stockwell: Craig has lived in Keen for 29 years having come there from an early successful career in NYC. He received his MFA in 2000 and has since shown extensively in Boston, New England and nationally. He has work in the permanent collection of the Boston MFA as well as many collections. In 2016-17 he was included in the DeCordova Biennial. He has written about art for Art New England and The Brooklyn Rail. He has taught at Keene State, Marlboro College, Union Institute and University, and is currently Director of the Visual Arts MFA program at NH Institute of Art.

  • September 27th 4pm: Face to Face Sales || Ash Hill in Swanzey, Presenter artist Hal Danser

  • October 11th 4pm: Pricing your Work || Ash Hill in Swanzey, Presenter Womens Rural Entrepreneurial Network executive director Katherine Ferrier

  • October 25th 4pm: To the Presses: Working with the Media || David Howell's Studio in Walpole, Presenter The Commons editor in chief Jeff Potter

  • November 29th 4pm: Copyright & Art || Monadnock Art x Tech in Peterborough, Presenter lawyer Amanda Nelson

  • December 13th 4pm: Social Media for Artists || Location TBA, Presenter artist and PR professional Shanta Lee Gander

Past workshops have included: Working with Galleries, Working with Retailers, Writing an Artist Statement, Crowdfunding Strategies and more with The Local Crowd Monadnock...

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