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Cultivating Professional Relationships for Artists / Seattle
Hugo House
Seattle, WA
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Mar 03, 2018 12:00 PM

Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
Non-members $50.00 ($52.74 w/service fee) 6
General - 3/3 + 3/10 wrkshps $90.00 ($94.14 w/service fee) 6
$10 off if you'd like to take both of Robin Held's workshops, which includes this one and the "Optimizing Your Artist Resume" on 3/10.  
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Cultivating Professional Relationships for Artists / Seattle
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Venue:   Hugo House
Price #1: $50/$40 AT members (email Zach for member code)
Price #2: $90/$70 AT members if you'd like to take both of Robin Held's workshops, which includes this one and the "Optimizing Your Artist Resume" on 3/10.

Making it in the art world is often about connections. But if you don't know many people, where do you begin? In this workshop led by creative strategist Robin Held, you'll take the first steps towards cultivating professional relationships with gatekeepers, stakeholders, influencers, funders, supporters and collaborators. Whether you're new to town, still finding your way, or more focused on making work than making connections, you'll leave this workshop knowing how to effectively make contact with people you have identified as important to your success.

*This workshop is open to artists of all disciplines.

Need-based, Filipinx, and Latinx scholarships are available by request. Email Zach Frimmel for any questions regarding scholarships or other accessibility.

The workshop includes:
- Presentation by Robin Held, with Q & A (1 hour);
- Break (10 min);
- Two break-out sessions with team exercises to build both your skills and peer network (20 mins each);
- Break (10 min);
- Group session to review and share exercise results, plus wrap-up and evaluations (1 hour)

-Cultivating a professional relationship, from initiating contact to next steps
-How to identify and research potential connections
-Making the most of a meeting
-Common mistakes and best practices for effective professional communication

-A sample email you can use to initiate contact
-Understanding how to say thank you
-Practice your networking skills and building your peer network

ROBIN HELD is a creative strategist and cultural entrepreneur. Direct work with artists to realize their most ambitious projects is a through line of her career, in roles as varied as curator of more than 100 museum exhibitions and performances, producing partner, advisor to funders, grant writer, and executive. Currently, as Principal, Robin Held Consulting, she advises a client base of artists, organizations, and institutions, across sectors of art, science and new technology. From this vantage she provides creators with new resources, planning expertise, and capital investment. Her past positions include Director, Neddy Artist Awards, Cornish College of the Arts; Executive Director, Reel Grrls; Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Frye Art Museum; Associate Curator, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.


Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. If a participant needs to cancel for a paid program, the following policy will apply:

- A full refund can be issued through Brown Paper Tickets if notified 5 days prior to the program date.

- Artist Trust cannot provide refunds for missed classes. Please contact the coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

These refund policies are in place because workshops have limited space and this is intended to ensure we are able to offer the space to another attendee if notice is provided far enough in advance.


Hugo House (View)
1021 Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Artist Trust
On BPT Since: Oct 30, 2006
Zach Frimmel, Program Coordinator
206-467-8734 ext. 20

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