February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Central ARTSTATION - SRAC Headquarters
801 Crockett St
LA 71101
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John Lomax

Artist Up: Identifying as a Professional Artist

Wednesday, February 20:
DO you want to be a Professional Artist?
What does it mean to identify as a Professional Artist?

Join week 1 of the Artist UP! Class as we speak about these topics.
Meet our Panel: Professional Artists who have demonstrated an ability to earn the majority of their living wage through the production/distribution of Art.

Michael Graham – Professed “Farmer” – then Artist – and Arts Professor – and Arts Entrepreneur – and Mentor sets the stage for your Journey to Earned Income!

Joshua Chambers : Art – Making the Leap: Crafting a “living wage” through Arts Education, Production, and Distribution.

Ron Smith – Transitioning from a career in Graphic Design/Deadlines to a career focused on the production/distribution of Fine Art.

Contina Pierson – “Seizing and Maximizing Global Opportunities” – Using Technology to magnify earned income opportunities.

5:30 – 6:30: ARTIST UP! Entrepreneurs Class with Leslie Marshall
6:15: “Guest Artists” attending Panel/Workshops sign in
6:30 – 7:30: Panel “Instruction” – Best Practices / Open for All Artists
$20 – Artist; $0 Roster Artist
7:30 – 7:45: Q & A and Leslie “follow up” to Panel
7:45: Transition back to Entrepreneurs/Pizza for Class
8:00 – 9:00: Leslie meets exclusively with Entrepreneur Class

Shreveport Regional Arts Council presents the return of the ARTIST UP the ARTIST ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM!

Artist Up! will level up skills and experience of emerging artists through a series of courses/classes at the Central ARTSTATION.

Led by renowned Dallas, Texas curator and mixed media artist Lesli Marshall, this 8 week course promises to deliver strategies for increasing earned income for artists from the production, marketing, distribution of Art by at least 30% within one year of course completion.

It is a goal of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council to strengthen the professional arts community in order to advance the Arts, and maximize access to the Arts, for the people of Shreveport, Bossier and Northwest Louisiana.

Graduates will create a marketing portfolio and take part in a group exhibition at the Central ARTSTATION. The Course takes place on Wednesdays 5:30pm – 9:00pm for enrolled artists, and 6:00pm-7:30pm for those picking and choosing the classes.

The cost of the course is $100 with a $400 Pay It Forward cost to the Community. Food and drink is provided.

Artists who do not wish to be certified can pick and choose classes at a cost of $20/class.

Classes are free to Roster Artists, but they will not receive certification.

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