Artist Professional Development Conversations


We invite artists creating in all disciplines to take part in a new series, Artist Professional Development Conversations, that will share tips, insights, and best practices for navigating the business side of an artistic career.

 

Each virtual session will feature a conversation with FTH staff members to discuss how to better support, present, and market an artistic practice. Topics will include fundraising, booking and programming with presentation venues, and PR and marketing stratgies. 

 

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

"Fundraising for Individual Artists 101" 

with Jessica Peña, FTH Director of Development, and Jay House, FTH Grants Manager

WED, OCT 28, 7 - 8 PM EDT

on Zoom Webinars

 

Join Jessica and Jay as they discuss an overview approach to fundraising tailored for individual artists. Learn strategies for getting financial and other types of support for your art practice from friends, family, and other sources not in your network!

 

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A

 

The session is free but RSVP is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event date. RSVP Here

 

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"Presenting Your Work Online for a Virtual Audience" 

with Steve Mecca, FTH Director of Production

WED, NOV 18, 7 - 8 PM EST

on Zoom Webinars

 

During the time of COVID-19 and social distance mandates, more and more artists and arts organizations are bringing their works online to present to audiences remotely.

Join Steve as he talks about his experiences bringing FTH's programs online - the challenges of hosting livestreams and online programs, as well as tips and insights picked up along the way while navigating a new virtual world.

 

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A

 

The session is free but RSVP is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event date. RSVP Here

 


 

 

Past Sessions

 

"Ask a Presenter" with Ellen Kodadek, FTH Executive and Artistic Director 

WED, SEPT 23, 7 - 8 PM EDT

on Zoom Webinars

 

Join Ellen as she helps demystify the process of reaching out to venues and organizations for presentation opportunities. We will go over how to know if a presentation space is a good fit for your practice, how to best communicate with them to gain their interest, and strategies for making the best impression to presenters. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A