International Art Careers Seminar 1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2013 – Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm Arts center presents

THE WORLD IS YOURS: ART SUCCESS FROM ATLANTA; the first in a series of seminars developed by The Creatives Project (TCP) to help Atlanta artists gain access to more financial opportunities through the international arts arena.

Atlanta has an amazing and growing community of talented artists, and we have an incredible opportunity to become a leading international arts community. This series provides expert advice to help local artists build their international career based on efficient and unconventional strategies, shortcuts and valuable insights. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their international presence without leaving Atlanta and our burgeoning arts community will be able to retain the creative talent we’ve worked hard to nurture and support.

“TCP was an obvious choice to build the lecture series,” said Anthony Harper of the Goat Farm Arts Center, "Their organization understands the shortcomings of our city’s overall support structure for local artists and performers. It was a moment of clarity for us when Yun Bai shared her direction for the series one afternoon during a meeting with TCP. Teaching Atlanta artists how to collide with revenue streams outside of Atlanta from Atlanta so they can stay in Atlanta? It's certainly part of the formula and TCP has built a strong series around Yun’s initial ideas.”

"We are so excited to help Atlanta artists expand upon their local careers by encouraging international art practices. I cannot wait for this talented group of panelists to share their trade secrets and career experiences. Before long more Atlanta's artists will be ready to join the international arts movement!"- Neda Abghari Exec. Director TCP

Fahamu Pecou ARTIST AS BRAND: “Creating your international public persona”
• How inventing yourself as a brand can further your international art career.

Sheila Pree Bright CULTIVATING ALLIES: “Strong relationships lead to a strong career”
• How to gain support from influential arts supporters and add them to your team.

Jason Kofke & Pam Longobardi TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE BOX: “Going Global From Atlanta”
• How to gain international recognition and credibility to support your career.

Yun Bai HEALTHY HABITS: “The Significance of Investing in yourself”
• Why character / skill development is vital to your success as an artist.

*   Atlanta based visual artist
*   College Degree completed or in progress
*   Self-taught artists accepted upon approval
*   Exhibition history includes a minimum of 2 shows
*   Committed, dedicated, serious-minded
*   Interested in building an international fine art career
Please note that space is limited to 25-50 participants.

Please submit the following Request For Qualifications (RFQ) to artists@thecreativesproject.org:

  1. a letter of intent communicating how this panel seminar will benefit the attendee’s current art practice
  2. a curriculum vitae (please include artist website and contact info.)

Deadline to submit: March 31, 2013 – 11:59pm EST

*please note: spots will be filled in the order in which RFQ's are received*

*This panel seminar was designed to work in conjunction with resources and classes offered by Atlanta non-profits C4 and BURNAWAY; the list below is a suggestion of classes/ workshops to take before the seminar to create a more valuable overall experience.

suggested (not required) C4 Atlanta pre-requisites:

Ignite is an eight-week training seminar for creative individuals aiming to develop a sustainable business plan.
March 5 – April 23 (Tuesdays) - 10:30am – 1:30pm AND 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Website Bootcamp
The Website Boot Camp is a two-day, hands-on workshop for artists and arts administrators who want to learn how to quickly build a website using WordPress.
Next date: March 20 – 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Overcoming Financial Fear Workshop
C4 Atlanta is teaming up with Eric John, CPA of ECJ Tax & Financial Services, to present an empowering workshop series for the working artists.
Join us February 25, 2013 for the 2nd installment, “Mindset – Proactive vs. Reactive.” Do we make proactive financial decisions? How does our mindset affect how we financially plan and how can we change it?
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: The Goat Farm Arts Center’s Castleberry Location “Erikson Clock” 364 Nelson Street, Atlanta, GA  30313

DATE/TIME:Saturday May 4th 2013, 10am-2pm

PRICE & PAYMENT: $20 via TCP's paypal account: (*$5 off for members of C4, BURNAWAY and Goat Farm residents).  

*Payments may be made AFTER approval and reciept of Request For Qualifications (RFQ)

Seminar Registration

*Lunch is provided, sponsored by Local Atlanta Restaurants TBD


We are so extremely grateful for ALL of our panelists who have DONATED their time to make this seminar possible. Your seminar fees will pay for production expenses and help to secure out of state panelists for furture seminars!

The Goat Farm Arts Center is a major visual & performing arts center in Atlanta. What was once an underutilized historic site went through a major expansion and was given new form in 2009. Part of the expansion opened up 20,000 square feet dedicated to five new performance and exhibition halls and spaces. The Center now hosts classical & contemporary music concerts, traditional and experimental theatrical performances, film screenings, contemporary dance performances and art exhibitions.

Deisha Oliver-Millar
Bang! Arts :deisha@bangarts.com