Opportunity for Artists

Creative Capital Weekend Retreat for ArtistsMarch 25-27, 2011

The Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts will partner with the Creative Capital Foundation to present a Professional Development Weekend workshop for Louisiana artists in strategic planning, funding and promoting your work.

This Professional Development opportunity is designed to deliver skill-building tools to individual artists. The goal is to provide a cohesive structure that will help artists to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers.

The retreat uses an integrated approach to cover the topics of marketing/public relations and fundraising with a particular emphasis on strategic planning for individual artists. It aims to help artists break patterns of crisis management and increase satisfaction in their art practices and careers. Opportunities are given throughout the retreat for the artists to meet one-on-one with Creative Capital staff to tailor the experience to each artist’s individual needs.

The retreat will take place at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. A small stipend will be offered to help defray the costs of travel and lodging, for those artists who are not Baton Rouge residents. Artists in all disciplines are eligible to submit a request. Twenty-four artists will be selected to participate.

To apply: http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Creative Capital is a New York City-based nonprofit organization founded by Ruby Lerner. It supports artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields.