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Artist Professional Development

Artists Residencies are not available at this time. 

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Professional Development for Artists

Free for DAI Members (non-members $50/session A one time $60 membership gets you all the classes in this series for free. 

This unique series of seminars will set you on course for building your business, selling what you create vs creating for a market, writing for grants and websites, and photographing your work for proposals and websites. Some dates are being set as well as locations. Watch your email and check here for updates.



The Essence of Great Art and Photography with Bill Wise

(Date/Time TBD)

DAI Lincoln Park Building


Take time to learn the basics of photographing art for proposals and websites. With the artists who wants to photograph their own work in mind, this session is for you. Bill Wise walks you through the most important elements that will bring life to your work. The DAI photography studio at the Lincoln Park Building will be open and available for members to use.  Bill is providing one-hour mentor sessions for up to five participants to be scheduled with him.


Grant Writing Formula for Success with Christina Woods, DAI Executive Director

(Date/Time TBD)

DAI Lincoln Park Building


No matter what foundation you are writing to, there is a formula for success. Christina will lead a hands-on writing course to help you organize your ideas and develop a plan for writing your grant. Main ideas will include understanding and writing outcomes, learn to use an industry organizer to flesh out your ideas and the steps you need to use to reach your goals. You will leave ready to write your first grant or write your best grant. The DAI provides many grant writing services for free to artist members. The skills in this seminar are not usually offered, be sure not to miss it.


Write that Copy with Christina Woods, DAI Executive Director

(Date/Time TBD)

DAI Lincoln Park Building


The first impression you make on your website, artist statement, or marketing materials is the most memorable. Even if you are a pro chatting up your work, you cannot always provide that one on one, so be sure to with written words. Christina will deliver tried and true ways to write effective copy for your art-work labels, artists statements, website pages and much more. This will change the way you approach current and future art clients. The DAI provides writing services for free to member artists. Christina will be available to edit and assists DAI artists members. 





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