Investing in Your Practice Through Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships with Nick Nerburn
Wednesday 7/31 6-9 p.m. Free for DAI members, $30 non-member
As artists, we know that there's some support out there in the form of grants, residencies, and fellowships. But for a lot of us, this world of support seems impenetrable. The amount of writing seems intimidating, the rules confusing, and the stakes scary. But once you have a solid artist statement, a record of your practice, and documentation of your work, taking advantage of these types of opportunities isn't as hard as you might think (especially here in Minnesota). Artist Nik Nerburn will go over writing effective artist statements and budgets, break down the current landscape of support for artists, and commiserate with examples of unsuccessful and successful attempts at getting support. Artists working in all mediums are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or printouts of their artist statements, CVs, and resumes for feedback and group critique. Artists with no experience applying to these types of programs are highly encouraged to come.