Call for Artists – Creative Capital Artists Workshop

Call to Artists – Creative Capital
“Internet for Artists” Professional Development Retreat

The Division of the Arts is pleased to partner with the Creative Capital Foundation, the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge to present a Professional Development Weekend Retreat designed to help Louisiana artists further their professional skills. The retreat will take place at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26, 2010. Established and emerging artists in all disciplines are eligible to submit an application. (Please see requirements below.) Twenty-four artists will be selected to participate.

Creative Capital, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, founded by Ruby Lerner, supports artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content. www.creative-capital.org

The Professional Development Retreat “Internet for Artists” is designed to deliver skill-building opportunities to artists. The goal is to provide a cohesive structure that will help artists to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers. This Workshop will address how internet resources can be used to build audience, expand community, amplify marketing and extend administrative resources. It will help participants expand their online presence and learn to harness the power of internet tools.

Artists who live outside of Baton Rouge that are selected to participate will be given a $100 stipend to help with costs of travel and lodging. Your participation fees for the workshop will be covered by the Division of the Arts and its partners. Meals for all participating artists (Friday evening reception, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday) will be provided.

We are now accepting applications for participation. Submission requirements include an artist statement (that discusses your primary motivation for creating your work and your passion for your artistic discipline), a career impact statement (what do you see as the central challenges to your career now and how do you think this program will advance your work?), a resume, and a sample of work. (see http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/ccinternet.aspx for the application form and instructions.) Digital images will be accepted. Please note: your artist statement and career impact statement should not exceed one page, resume not to exceed 3 pages.

Applicant Requirements
Artists should have demonstrated professional experience in their fields, with a career commitment and a degree of peer acceptance.
• Individuals must be legal residents of Louisiana, have lived in the state for at least the 24 consecutive months prior to the application deadline, and reside in the state during the workshop period.
• Individuals must be 18 years old by the application deadline.
• Individuals enrolled in a degree or certificate granting program related to the program area are not eligible.

The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by 5:00 pm. Please send or email to: Ann Russo, Louisiana Division of the Arts, P.O. Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or email arusso@crt.state.la.us

If you have any further questions, please contact Ann Russo, Director of Artist Services, Office of Cultural Development/Louisiana Division of the Arts directly at 225.342.8174 or email arusso@crt.state.la.us