• Technical Assistance Institute
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute is a one-day conference designed to examine common issues and share some of the fundamental steps to creating and sustaining a career as an artist and to developing and running a successful arts organization. his year the Technical Assistance Institute focuses on Marketing and Audience Development strategies to effectively gather support for your work by developing a firm grasp of marketing concepts, establishing a clear message to increase awareness of your projects, and strengthen your engagement with your audiences.
The day will include:
o Marketing Strategies Master Class with David Kitto, VP for Marketing and Sales, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
o Panel – Engaging Our Community: Voices from the Field
Andrea Arroyo, Visual Artist
Hector Canonge, New Media Artist
Gina Crusco, Artistic Director, Underworld Productions
Veronica Liu, Co-Founder, Fractious Press & Coordinator, Word Up Community Bookshop
Moderator: Led Black, Founder & Editor in Chief, Uptown Collective
o Workshops – PR & Marketing for Artists
with Ela Troyano, Filmmaker & Creative Capital Grantee
Communications & Media Relations for Organizations
with The New Audience Project™ | Proyecto Nueva Audiencia™
o Networking session and Open Mic
Location: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway (between 165 and 166 Streets)
Suggested Donation: $20 (Free for NoMAA members)
Space is limited. RSVP by October 20 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Digital Artist Workshop Series
January – May 2012
A series of intensive hands-on workshops for artists transitioning to digital formats, interested in digital marketing and promotional tools, or interested in learning how to edit films. This technical assistance project is in collaboration with Yeshiva University.
For more information, contact: email@example.com (Subject Line: Digital Artist Series)
• Creating Your Artist Portfolio
An interactive multi-workshop series for visual artists resulting in a portfolio for each participant to present their work. Workshop includes an introduction to the different kinds of artist’s portfolios, visual and written components (such as images, resume statement, and press), cost/technical issues, presentation, and digital options.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: Creating Your Artist Portfolio)
• Publishing Your Book Today
A panel discussion on current publishing trends and resources for literary artists.
For more information, contact: email@example.com (Subject Line: Publishing Your Book Today)
Workshop / Taller: Tax Preparation for Artists and Arts Groups
Thursday, February 17, 6:30-8:30pm
NoMAA, in collaboration with H&R Block, NYC Business Solutions – Washington Heights Center, and Washington Heights Business Improvement District, presents a workshop on tax preparation that will cover essential steps for filing taxes as a self-employed artist or financial officer of an arts group.
Taller con informacion basica para llenar los impuestos como artista o grupo de arte.
Location: Washington Heights Business Improvement District, 560 W. 181st Street, 2nd Fl.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 6:30pm (NoMAA)
Essential Tools for Grant Writing (in collaboration with NYFA)
This workshop will cover the essential materials that all artists need to have readily available when applying for grants. We will discuss personal bios, artist statements, resumes and CVs, press clips and work samples. The workshop will combine in-class exercises, lecture and discussion, so participants are expected to come prepared to work on their own materials. Presenter Aaron Landsman is a playwright, actor, and teacher who has taught at The Juilliard School and NYU, developed a workshop for the Creative Capital Foundation that is taught nationwide, and published writing in several journals. We ask that participants possess a basic knowledge of grant-seeking tactics.
Workshop is limited to 30 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Location: tbd (for updated information please visit the NoMAA website or UMAST blog)
(include workshop name in subject) 212.568.4396