Artist Project is pleased to present a workshop series focused on skill-building for artists and the art-curious. Across 3 interactive virtual evening workshops in April and May, learn firsthand from independent artists and art industry experts on a range of subjects.
Shopify for your Creative Business
Wednesday May 26, 5:30-7PM (ET)
Welcome to Shopify! In this session, we will provide an introduction to the Shopify platform, what we do, what we offer, and how it can help you take your creative business to the next level. We will also introduce the concept of Print on Demand and talk about how you can get your art into the spaces of more customers.
In addition to the workshop, Artist Project is thrilled to offer a free trial membership with Shopify. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial now HERE!
Creating Opportunities Beyond the Gallery (International Exhibitions, Commissions, Artist Residencies and more)
Wednesday May 12, 5:30-7PM (ET)
Join artists Kal Mansur and Nathan Eugene Carson on Zoom for a workshop focused on creating career opportunities as an independent artist. Kal and Nathan will share their unique perspectives and paths to success, from soliciting art commissions, navigating exhibition opportunities, living/working internationally and more. The session will be interactive, and will include time for questions.
Selling your Work Online
Wednesday April 28, 5:30-7PM (ET)
Online art sales have become the norm in the past year, providing connectivity with a wider art audience but also bringing up a lot of questions. Join Ashley Mulvihill, curator and founder of online gallery Ninth Editions, in conversation with artist Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart (2020 Artist Project alum), for a virtual workshop focused on optimizing your online brand and sales channels, including logistics tips and tricks, website design, social media and more. They will share their respective experience from both the curatorial perspective and that of the independent artist, as well as answer questions and provide feedback.
Building Art Industry Relationships
Wednesday, April 14, 5:30-7PM (ET)
Join artist Shaheer Zazai, and Devan Patel, co-owner and director of Patel Brown Gallery, on Zoom for a multi-faceted conversation focused on building relationships with curators, designers and gallerists as an independent artist. Shaheer, an Artist Project alumnus (2019), will discuss the growth of his career in Toronto, and elaborate on how his journey has been supported through frequent collaborations with galleries including Patel Brown. Devan will share his perspective as a gallerist, elaborating on what he looks for when building relationships with independent artists and best practices artists should follow when engaging with the gallery and curatorial community. The session will conclude with Q&A.