Learn how to avoid common writing pitfalls, tools for improving your skills, and exercises to imbue the writing process with creativity.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 – 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Once reserved for journal and manifestoes, artists are now asked to define their creative practice in myriad contexts with increasing frequency. Developing strong writing skills for conveying the narrative of one’s life, art, and creative career are imperative in creating effective artist statements, project descriptions, grant applications, and other common application materials.
This program includes:
– An hour-long panel with writers and editors.
– Following panel discussion, registrants can sign up for one-on-one consultation sessions to solicit feedback on writing samples submitted in advance. Please note: One-on-one sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registrants will receive assigned consultation time slot and consultant upon check in at the door. A limited number of slots are available.
– An experimental writing exercise designed to encourage radical creativity with artist statements.
Bryce Dwyer | Assistant Director, Contemporary Art Group
Gretchen Kalwinski | Freelance Writer and Editor
Jesse Malmed | Artist and Curator
Samantha Topol | Manager of Grants and Donor Engagement at Northwestern Univeristy’s Block Museum
Please note: One-on-one sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registrants will receive assigned consultation time slot and consultant upon check in at the door.