Professional Development Resource Roundup | August 8, 2016

The latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.

Introducing FIELD/WORK Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition

CAC is delighted to announce the beginning of a new program for Chicago-based artists. The FIELD/WORK Residency is a 6-month educational program designed for artists wanting a deeper engagement in vital issues in professional development, critical feedback, and support in designing a pathway to progress with individual career goals. The 2016-2017 FIELD/WORK Residency runs from October 15, 2016 - April 10, 2017. Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Learn more and apply by September 25, 2016!

How to Talk to Pretty Much Anyone About Pretty Much Anything (ReadThink)

“It’s as important now as it ever was to know how to break the ice, get to the point, make a connection, and frame a request.” Check out Katie Burke’s practical advice on breaking the ice and never talk about the weather again.

Cooking for Artists at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York Times Magazine)

“Some of these artists are doing really physical work in their field — sometimes it’s like feeding a bunch of workmen. They’re hungry.” The Foundation’s first chef-in-residence, Shuna Lydon, shares her creative process and what it’s like to cook with a wide array of tropical fruit in Captiva Island.

 Career-Propelling Money Advice for Creatives (99U)

“Just because (a creative business) is characterized as ‘creative’ doesn’t mean that it should be fundamentally organized or run any differently than those in ‘serious’ fields like financial services and accounting.” Matt McCue rounded up 99U’s best tips for setting and collecting your rates, negotiating terms, and staying on top of the big financial picture.

Live the Life Book Launch (Gallery 400)

Jen Delos Reyes, Associate Director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, celebrates the launch of her new book, "I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning" with a reading and conversation with Randall Szott at Gallery 400 on Thursday, August 11.

Teaching Artists Guild Quarterly Issue #5

“What’s age got to do with it?” The Summer 2016 issue of TAG focuses on the theme Creative Aging and Teaching Artistry. The entire issue highlighting teaching artists working with older adults and other updates from the field is available online.

The Artist’s Guide to Mental Health w/Alice Berry (Highwater)

Artist and clinical counselor Alice Berry discusses ways that artists can take an active role in their mental wellness on educator, media artist, and writer Chakka Reeves’ weekly podcast.

Hunt for Colors with Pantone’s New Eyedropper App (Hyperallergic)

“Users can share colors and palettes stored in their personal library directly into design software, on social media, or with friends, clients, and collaborators. In addition to the eyedropper tool, the app features a ‘color studio’ for mixing, testing, and visualizing hues on interiors, fabrics, and 3D materials.” Carey Dunne introduces the Pantone Studio app.

3Arts’ Artist Resources

Chicago-based nonprofit artist advocacy organization 3Arts compiled a helpful list of resources for artists interested in learning more about accessibility, funding, and professional development.  


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Image: Jen Delos Reyes, "I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About In My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning"

Published by Penny Duff on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:59pm
Updated on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:59am