BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE LIFE AS AN ARTIST
Free Workshop from Artists U/Philadelphia
Why artists are poor and why they shouldn’t be
Tools artists have used to make things easier
How to build a life that is balanced, productive, and sustainable
Based on ten years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leaders Andrew Simonet and Anna Drozdowski will offer tools for feeding our practice, reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and managing time and money
How much does it cost? It’s free (but the class size is limited).
Who is it for? Philadelphia area artists
Do you have to attend both sessions? Yes.
Will there be beverages? Of course. And lunch on Saturday.
How do I apply to participate? Register here
140 N. Columbus Blvd (at Race Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
What artists say about the workshop
“Our local art sphere is changing with these workshops. People are talking about things differently and feeling more empowered. The impact is deep.” Visual artist
“It is far too easy for individual artists to feel alone and ineffective. The thoughtfulness, compassion and support that the workshops condense and facilitate is quite amazing. I am deeply impressed with the integrity and earnestness of the content and presentation.”
“I have been able to decide how to handle health insurance and tax issues that were weighing me down. I have been able to rewrite my artist statement (which was already pretty good) and to begin writing a book prospectus about artistic practice. While all of these had been on my mind for a while, it was the workshop that unleashed my determination.”
"I cannot begin to tell you all how fortunate I feel to have participated in the intensive today. I have been working full-time as a self-supporting artist for ten years, yet there was not a single idea or observation that arose today that did not make an impact on me. I have also sat through many, many strategic planning meetings, charrettes, and professional development seminars in different fields, and this by far was the most fruitful, efficient, and enjoyable. This weekend will not only make a difference in my artistic and professional life, but also in the creative life of my beloved city."