The Office of the Arts for the City of Alexandria offers Professional Development opportunities for artists and arts organizations

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Virtual Professional Development Workshops for the Arts. Free.

Writing & Talking About Your Work | Tues, March 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
This talk will cover the key written and verbal elements essential for communicating about your artistic practice, such as best practices for writing the artist statement and presenting your work. Presentation; open to artists of all disciplines.

Marketing Strategies for Artists, Performers, and Creatives | Tues, April 25th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
This session will focus on marketing strategies for artists, particularly digital marketing and social media. The presenter will cover strategies and advice for cultivating a digital audience and facilitating opportunities online. Presentation; open to artists of all disciplines.

Valuing the Invaluable: Pricing Your Artwork | Tues, May 30, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
This panel discussion will explore ways to approach valuing your work as an artist.
Acknowledging there are a variety of ways to approach this and no one correct formula, the webinar will engage a variety of expert perspectives from art advisors to gallerists. Panel; ideal for visual artists.

Build Your Fundraising Toolkit | Tues, June 27, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
This online workshop will help attendees build fundamental skills in grant proposal writing and fundraising, whether participants are just getting started with fundraising or looking to bolster their existing skill sets. By focusing on key vocabulary, common elements of a proposal, and strategies for determining funder suitability, artists will leave this workshop empowered with the skills they need to effectively communicate their projects to funders.

These opportunities are presented in partnership between the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a 501(c)(3) service organization that provides artists, emerging arts organizations, arts administrators, and students with critical support, professional development tools, and resources for defining and achieving career success. NYFA was established in 1971 to serve individual artists throughout New York State. Since then, they have extended their programs and services throughout the United States and internationally and expanded our scope to serve additional members of the arts community.