We are thrilled to announce that Art Volt is collaborating with Artch to offer a series of online professional training workshops. Artch is an initiative whose mission is to identify, educate and disseminate the work of emerging Quebec artists in contemporary art. Find out more about the Artch program
Writing: biography, project statement and artist statement
June 3rd, 2020 – 10am to 1:30pm in French with Eric Dufresne-Arbique
June 4th, 2020 – 10an to 1:30pm in English with Jessica Auer
This workshop will provide a framework within which emerging artists can develop their writing skills in order to compose texts that are typically used to accompany artwork and artist dossiers. More specifically, participants will gain insight into the principles and strategies for composing clear and concise artist statements and artist biographies that are harmonious with their work and representative of their careers. Within a 3-hour time frame, this workshop aims to demystify the specific aspects of each type of document, help artists identify the key elements within their individual practices, and offer guidance in regards to the writing process.
Participants registered in these workshops will be required to produce an artist statement and Bio. They will then benefit from an individualized review of their texts by the workshop leader.
The Art Market: Strategies and tool to promote and market your artistic productions
2 part workshop: June 8th and 10th – 10am to 2:30pm in French with Gabrielle Bouchard
Since being an artist puts you at the center of many interactions and interconnected relationships, this workshop aims to address the action to take, or avoid, in order to inscribe your artist productions within the contemporary art market, with or without the help of a galerist. Participants will be introduced to the economic cogs of the art market, as well as the various factors that determine the symbolic market value of an artwork. Finally, this workshop will also introduce participants to different strategies for selling their artworks and promoting their artistic practice.
Putting Together an Exhibition Project
June 15th – 10am to 1:30pm in French with Joani Tremblay
A good idea can become an even better one when it’s realisation is thoroughly considered and well planned out. This workshop will propose new methodologies and tools that will help participants discover how to better evaluate and manage their projects. With these proposed tools, participants will become well equipped to lead their projects to completion with minimum risks and little difficulties.
How to Register
To participate you must be registered for graduation, or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years.
As we can only accept 10 Art Volt participants per workshop, places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, please email your name, contact information, program/department and year of graduation to email@example.com. Please also include a scan of your diploma or a screen capture of your graduation approval status from your Student Centre.