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.

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residencies - quality time with your work

October 10 10-11:30am

At the Library at MacDowell Colony, Peterborough

Presented by David Macy, resident director of MacDowell Colony

Artists are invited to one of the oldest artist residency campuses in the country to hear about and discuss the values of and how to utilize an artist residency. There are many residency models - from self-created to competitive high profile opportunities - but what are the important things to you, your work, and your growth? Learn more with the resident director of MacDowell Colony.

 David Macy, Residency Director at MacDowell Colony

David Macy, Residency Director at MacDowell Colony

getting ready for fine art galleries

October 29 10:30-12:30

At the Home of Erika Radich, Spofford

Presented by Jim Giddings & Petria Mitchell, artists and owners of Mitchell Giddings Gallery

Jim Giddings and Petria Mitchell, both professional artists, opened a fine art gallery four years ago in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Hear their stories and gallery experiences. Engage in a discussion regarding how they work with and support artists.

 Petria Mitchell & Jim Giddings, Artists and owners of Mitchell Giddings Gallery

Petria Mitchell & Jim Giddings, Artists and owners of Mitchell Giddings Gallery

how can grants get you to the next level

November 15 9-10:45am

At the Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough

Presented by Ginnie Lupi, artist and director of the NH State Council on the Arts

How great would it be to get free money to make your art, connect with your community, get that extra training that you need to create something spectacular… But nothing is totally free. Grant writing and research takes work. Ginnie Lupi, of the NH State Council on the Arts, also an artist herself, shares what she has learned about grants, funding opportunities, and the best tactics to apply for funding that will take you and your art to the next level.

 Virginia Lupi, Artist & Director of NH State Council on the Arts

Virginia Lupi, Artist & Director of NH State Council on the Arts

getting the most out of peer critique

November 28th 9:30-11:30am

The Studio of Craig Stockwell, Keene, NH

Presented by Craig Stockwell, artist and low residency MFA director at NH Institute of Art

When done well, peer critique can be an inspiring and engaging way to develop your work, get to know your community of fellow artists, and think deeper about how you create and why. Craig Stockwell gently guides this workshop group through some simple steps to make the peer critique process constructive - from the questions you ask and assumptions you make, to the language you use and the way you notice detail. Participants are encouraged to bring work ready for peer feedback to this event for some hands-on learning.

 Artist Craig Stockwell

Artist Craig Stockwell


earlier this year:

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

  • 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.

  • Using Social Media to express your artistic vision, inspiration, and process

Wednesday, June 5th, 5-6:30pm

Presented by Stacy Najanski of Great Brook Media

This will be held at the Cynthia Reeves Gallery in Walpole, NH


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