RACC 2015 Artists Workshop Series

RACC is pleased to offer 12 Artist Professional Development Workshops from January to June in 2015. These workshops are led by experts in their field, and designed to give you the tools you’ll need to organize, maximize and prioritize your career as an artist. With topics ranging from grant writing to how to market yourself and your work, you’ll be sure to find a workshop that will fit your needs and your checkbook. (Workshops typically range from $25-$35 each, sometimes even less.)

Workshop dates, descriptions, presenters and locations will be added as we develop the series. Registration will begin at this site on December 1, 2014.

For accessibility and translation needs or questions please contact: 503.823.5111 or email info@racc.org.

Here is a sneak peek of our current line-up:

  • “Art Saved My Life: A prescription for telling, living and sustaining your artist story;” presented by Renee Mitchell, a local award-winning writer, multi-media artist and teacher/facilitator.
  • “Happening 2015!: A homegrown music forum;” we had such a great time last year, we are bringing it back for year 2!
  • In special partnership with PNCA/BridgeLab, “Covering Your Assets : Intellectual Property & Copyrights; Contracts and Negotiation;” presented by a local—ready to arm you with what you need to know so you can do what you love as a creative and be protected and get paid—lawyer Katie Lane
  • As always our prized fundamentals of Grant Writing, presented by Kimberly Howard, a seasoned grants writer and a local professional actress, with credits in New York, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and several Portland theaters. 
  • Marketing for Artists, it’s such a business affair. We know you don’t always enjoy it and you are trying to make money at your art so you guess you better figure out how to market your awesome stuff! Presented by Dave Weich founder of sheepscot/creative, formerly with Powell’s Books directing Powell’s to be a formidable national brand. 
  • Social Media, now always on the menu, presented by Will Fries, helping artists, musicians and other creative folk, strategize to build grow their  presence on the web.
  • A two-part how to do it yourself mural class. Peggy Kendellen one of RACC’s own Public Art managers and a well-known local muralist, Robin Corbo will show us the tools and tricks of the painting an actual mural.
  • And in June we round out with “Putting your art to work,” hearing from other artists, a gallerist and another RACC’s own Keith Lachowicz, Public Art Collections Manager, about best practices on how to get your art out of your head and into the world.

We can’t wait to see you! First workshop will be Saturday, January 24, 2015. See complete descriptions of each workshop below.

 

11/19/14
11/19/14

Are you living as a means to an end, or as a means to your truth? This interactive workshop will help you process and explore your yearnings to do what you love so you can live authentically,...

11/19/14
11/21/14

For the second year running, RACC is proud to bring the whole PDX music scene together at Happening! 2015. Just like last year, we're inviting Portland's...

11/19/14
11/19/14

"The Art of Numbers: Bookkeeping and Taxes Made Simple” - This 3.5 hour workshop will provide information for anyone who is or will be self-employed and is specifically geared...

11/19/14
11/21/14

Do you own the copyright in your work or does your client? Do you need permission to use a company’s logo in your artwork? What should you do if you find someone using your work...

11/19/14
11/21/14

Want to sell a painting, publish a book, land a commission, or collaborate on a project? You’re going to need a contract. This class will teach you the basics of how to...

11/19/14
11/21/14

This hands-on session will expose artists to the strategy, planning and goal setting steps of preparing to write a success grant proposal. The first part of the workshop will introduce you...

11/19/14
11/21/14

Learn how to effectively negotiate with anyone: clients, collaborators, bosses, and adversaries. You’ll learn how to ask for what you want, how to figure out what the other side wants...

11/19/14
11/19/14

You have a great story to tell, but where do you begin? What’s the best way to frame your narrative to ensure that you're making an impact with the right audiences? From public...

11/19/14
11/19/14

Share, like, tweet, reply, comment, pin, blog, friend, discover, click, reach, PATT, promote, Digg, join, snap, message, plus, circle, convert, sync and queue....

11/19/14
11/19/14

How do you transfer your big idea into a large scale painting, as in mural-size? This first of two hands-on workshops will cover the basics of painting large scale using brushes, rollers,...

11/19/14
11/19/14

Learn how to incorporate spray can techniques into large scale paintings.  Yes, we’re talking mural-sized! This second of two hands-on workshops will cover the basics of painting...

11/19/14
11/19/14

“Opening Doors: Getting your art out of the studio and into the world” will be a 3 hour panel discussion exploring the issues related to getting your artwork into the marketplace...

Staff to Contact

Tonisha Toler
Community Liaison
503.823.5866
André Middleton
Community Services Coordinator
503.823.5891