Arts Alive! works in partnership with The Hannah Grimes Center to present 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.
2018 Artist to Artist Events to Include:
Telling your Story: Connecting in an Isolating World
Being able to talk about yourself and tell your story is the most successful way to find inspiration, build community, develop relationships, and sell or book your work. This year Arts Alive! presents a series of workshops dedicated to telling your story in different ways.
- Writing an artist statement & Giving an Artist Talk
Saturday, April 14th, 10am-4pm
Presented by Katherine Ferrier of the Womens Rural Entreprenurial Network
This will be a held in Peterborough, NH at Soosen Dunholter's Studio
- Using Social Media to express your artistic vision, inspiration, and process
Wednesday, April 25th, 5-6:30pm
Presented by Stacy Najanski of Great Brook Media
This will be held in or near Walpole, NH
- Connecting your work with your personal brand - creating a visualized and values based brand for an artist
Thursday, May 10th, 5:30-7pm
with branding artist Peter Harris
This will be held in Keene, NH at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurs
- Photographing your work & Building a home studio to createimages that share your vision, inspiration, and values
Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20th, midday
Presented by Charley Freiberg
This 2-day workshop will be hosted at the Hannah Grimes Center in partnership with Monadnock Area Artists Association. There is limited registration.
ArtBlog: Artist to Artist
Artist to artist program was developed in 2014 in partnership with the Hannah Grimes Center. The Hannah Grimes Center found that artists and creatives were not participating as readily in their programming than anticipated. Here's what we did!
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Artists and art tour organizers from the Monadnock region and Windham County gathered to discuss tour participation, audiences, marketing, and “pizzaz factor” of the dozens of art tours around the southeastern vermont and southwestern new hampshire regions.
Makerspaces allow Makers to access tools and equipment that they might not otherwise be able to get their hands on.
Marketing is about personal relationships, and expanding them to sell your work. But, there are some basics to invest your time in to find success in networked marketing.
An artist statement is a alternative way to communicate about your art to people who are not visual, or trained makers themselves. It is a way to translate the visual into the verbal. And it is a way to talk about yourself.
Posting or sharing your work on social media seems like a great marketing avenue for many artists. However, many social media sites have "terms of service," or a contract, that you agree to when you sign up to use the site. That contract can often include things like allowing the site to use your images for free and for whatever purpose they like. Yikes!
Looking for the basics of Copyright law that may apply to your work? If you want to protect what you create, your intellectual property, start here!
Photographing your art doesn’t have to be difficult, costly, or time consuming. Charley Freiberg, commercial photographer, shared many helpful tips with us last year for our Artist to Artist program.
Arts Alive! in partnership with the Hannah Grimes Center hosted an Artist to Artist workshop on "Merchandising your work." Here is some of what we learned.