Artist Survival Kit Workshops

The Artist Survival Kit (ASK) offers professional development for Oklahoma artists. ASK provides artists with the necessary information to succeed in their careers and build a sense of community among diverse artists from across the state.

  • Artist Survival Kit: Exhibition-ready: Creating Frames, Pedestals and Displays (Feb 25, OKC)
    Feb 25th 1:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    SixTwelve, Oklahoma City
    During this workshop participants will learn about the tools and commitment it takes to build your own frames, crates, and pedestals. How-to resources will be included.  In addition, participants will learn the basics of matting and framing techniques. Soft and hybrid crate building will also be covered, along with installation tools, techniques, and exhibition best...

LEGAL GUIDE FOR PUBLIC ART – FREE WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS, PROFESSIONALS, AND COMMUNITIES

Join us for a lively discussion with guest speaker Doug Sorocco, who will address issues concerning artists contracts, intellectual property, appropriation of art, and copyright law with regard to commissioning and producing public art. Mr. Sorocco practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions. Artists, professionals, and communities wanting to learn more about public art projects are encouraged to attend.

The presentation is presented in partnership with the Oklahoma Public Art Network, a resource and network of regional public art professionals and artists interested in pursuing public art opportunities in their community. The presentation is RSVP only and is currently FULL. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, January 23, 5:30-7 PM
Dunlap Codding
609 West Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

EXHIBITION-READY: CREATING FRAMES, PEDESTALS AND DISPLAYS

During this workshop participants will learn about the tools and commitment it takes to build your own frames, crates, and pedestals. How-to resources will be included.  In addition, participants will learn the basics of matting and framing techniques. Soft and hybrid crate building will also be covered, along with installation tools, techniques, and exhibition best practices.

Artists selected to participate in Momentum 2017 are invited to attend at no cost, regardless of membership status. All others are welcome at $15 for OVAC members and $20 for non-members. Space will be limited, so reserve your spot soon!

Saturday, February 25, 1-4 PM
SixTwelve in the Paseo District
612 NW 29th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Artist Survival Kit: Exhibition-ready: Creating Frames, Pedestals and Displays (Feb 25, OKC)

  • By answering these questions, you will help the presenters to tailor the workshop to your specific needs.

Scholarships are available for Artist Survival Kit workshops. Email us for details.

The Resource Guide and Member Directory is a free resource we annually offer to active OVAC members. Current members are mailed a copy each summer, and as new members join, they will receive a copy in their welcome kit (unless you request a “green” membership–in which case you can always view a pdf of the document on the member page after you login to our website).

2016-2017 Resource Guide and Member Directory

Artist INC Live Oklahoma City is a cutting-edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Through mentorship, expert presentations, and peer networks artists gain:

  • Tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology;
  • An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources;
  • A strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and
  • A long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.

Artist Applications

Artist INC Live is open to any artist of any discipline, from emerging to established.
Please check back in the fall of 2017 for information on applying to the next iteration of Artist INC OKC.

Presented as a collaboration of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma Arts Council, Artist INC, Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma Film & Music Office and the City of Oklahoma City Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, with support from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Artist INC Live Tulsa is a cutting-edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Through mentorship, expert presentations, and peer networks artists gain:

  • Tools and skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law and technology;
  • An increased knowledge of and ability to access local and national art business resources;
  • A strategic artist’s plan for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; and
  • A long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.

Artist Applications

Artist INC Live is open to any artist of any discipline, from emerging to established.
Applications are now closed.

Presented as a collaboration of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Artist INC, the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity and Tulsa Film & Music Office, with support from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

 

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