(DW)2 is a six-month series of development workshops for artists looking to expand their practice at the professional level. Along with monthly focused workshops on varying topics, the program facilitates a mentorship to help reinforce the newly acquired information. Since the program’s inception in 2003 and through its years of development, DiverseWorks has been able to assist a diverse group of over 150 participants with their ability to professionally expand as an artist.
We are encouraging emerging and professional artists of all practices from the visual, performing, and literary arts to participate as part of the Artist Cohort. The monthly workshops provide opportunity for the Artist Cohort to meet with fellow artists and begin to create a professional network. Between each major workshop, cohort members will be introduced to artist mentors in smaller groups to discuss and reinforce the workshop information.
(DW)2 workshop presenters and artist mentors will consist of professional artists and other art professionals (administrators, educators), many of which have participated or presented in previous workshops. Major topics that are expected to be covered include: Strategic planning, Budgeting and Finances, Communication, Internet, and Marketing.
This season’s series will run from January to May of 2011. Artists interested in participating will be required to electronically submit a program application, along with a CV, and examples of artwork by midnight of December 17th. The applications will then be reviewed and invited artists will be notified by January 11th.
The anticipated schedule is as follows:
|January 25th||Meet and Greet|
|February 1st||Strategic planning|
|February 22nd||Budgeting and Financial Management|
|April 5th||Internet* facilitated by Creative Capital|
|May 10th||Final Event|
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
- All applicants will be residents of Harris County, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston and Liberty, TX
- Artists currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are not eligible.
- Applicants should be practicing artists who, preferably, have been working professionally for at least 3 years.
- Artists who have previously participated in DiverseWorks Creative Capital Professional Development workshops ARE ELIGIBLE to apply.
How to apply:
- Complete the three-page application. Download the DWsquared 2011 Application in word or DWsquared 2011 Application FormFinal in pdf.
- Please email all Resumes/CV and work samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
- Submit a two-page resume/CV. This resume/CV should be focused on your experience as an artist, Including exhibitions and/or performance history, education, awards, publications, artist residencies, etc.
- Include examples of your work. Keep in mind that the quality of your submitted samples is very important. All supporting documents must be typed.
- For visual artists:
- Select four images that best represent your work. Images should be submitted as 72dpi JPEG files no larger than 1024×768. Name images by lastname#.jpg
- -OR- a PDF consisting of single-image pages.
- Include a numbered list of submitted images that gives the following information for each image: your name, title, date, medium, and size. Each listed item may also include a brief description of no more than 25 words.
- For literary artists:
- Submit up to 10 typed pages of original material. Please submit writing sample in MS Word or PDF format.
- For performing artists:
- 1 video clip of up to 5-minutes uploaded to Vimeo/You-Tube or similar.
- Email link to video with description that gives the following information on the work: name, title, and date. You can add any additional information describing the performance (up to 100 words).
- For visual artists:
- Submit all documents electronically to email@example.com
Application Deadline is Midnight December 17, 2010.
Accepted applicants will be notified by Tuesday, January 11, 2010. Applicants will be selected by a small panel of arts professionals.
(DW)2 is being made possible with assistance from LINC: Leveraging Investments in Creativity, the Houston Arts Alliance and Creative Capital with support from the Kresge Foundation.