In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, artists will consider different types of writing necessary to the profession, including press releases, artist statements, web text, and grant applications. Particular focus will be on Artist Statements, and participants are encouraged to bring examples of their existing statements to workshop with the group. Attendees will have the opportunity to create and workshop text, and can expect to leave with a clearer understanding of how to pursue arts-related writing projects more effectively.
Space is limited to ensure all attendees have the opportunity to speak and be heard.
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Robert Bettmann is editor of the book, Bourgeon: Fifty Artists Write About Their Work (2013, Day Eight) and author of Somatic Ecology: Somatics, Nature, Humanity and the Human Body (2009, Verlag). He has taught arts writing for Hamiltonian Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, DC Public Library, and James Madison University, and is founder and director of the DC Arts Writing Fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. He recently coordinated creation of the Jefferson Place Gallery Archive, documenting DC’s first artist cooperative, and thirty artists associated with the gallery, with John Anderson and American University’s Art Museum.
This workshop is free, presented through a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.