​Online Workshops

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here you will find information on Professional Development workshops and opportunities for artists and arts administrators. Check back here often for updates and future workshop opportunities!​​​


 Arts Career Advancement Grants Webinars


The Arts Career Advancement Grants funding program will help support artists and arts workers who have experienced income and opportunity loss because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis and are in the process of rebuilding their arts practice.

This webinar will go over guidelines, including eligiblity, vendor registration, application questions and attachments, and tips on how to submit a complete application. 

​Four virtual webinars will be offered, two in English and two in Spanish. Recordings will be available after the first two webinars are held. 


​Webinar orientation
Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Register here​

Webinar orientation
Wedesday, September 1, 2021
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Register here


Questions? Contact

sarah.leon@phoenix.gov (English)
anel.arriola@phoenix.gov​ (English/español)​




 Subvenciones para el Desarrollo Profesional en las Artes

​El programa de Subvenciones para el Desarrollo Profesional en las Artes apoyará artistas y trabajadores de las artes que han tenido perdidas de ingreso y oportunidades debido a la crisis de la pandemia global del coronavirus (COVID-19) y se encuentran bajo el proceso de reconstruir sus practicas en las artes.

Este webinar repasará las instrucciones​, elegibilidad, registro de proveedores, las preguntas y los archivos adjuntos de la solicitud, y consejos sobre cómo llenar y completar la solicitud .

Se ofrecerán cuatro webinars, dos en ingles y dos en español. Las grabaciones estarán disponibles aquí​. 


Sesión informativa​ 
jueves, 26 de agosto, 2021 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.​

Regístrese aquí 

Sesión informativa​ ​
jueves, 2 de septiembre, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Regístrese aquí


¿​Preguntas? contacte a 

sarah.leon@phoenix.gov (inglés​) 
anel.arriola@phoenix.gov​ (inglés​/español)​

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 Online Workshops Archive

Did you miss any past workshops or couldn't attend the live presentation? You may view all past workshops on the Office of Arts and Culture's workshop archive on YouTube!

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Artists in the Know

 

Join the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's latest online learning series. Considering the impact of our changing and unpredictable world, this series of free workshops can help artists organize and adapt their practice in times of change, challenge, and beyond. Join us to learn how to redefine the value of your art practice!

Presented by arts attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk, this series of four professional development workshops are applicable to all artists in all disciplines. All workshops are at 10:00 a.m. (Arizona Time).

November 5 - Basic Business Practices for Artists
If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of treating your artistic practice as a business, this is the session for you!  Join us for a conversation about easy-to-implement business practices that you can adopt to make life easier . . . and hopefully more productive and lucrative!  This workshop will address best business practices for artists in this one-hour session.  Plenty of time for questions and answers at the end. 

November 12 - Dealing with Conflict
One of the most stressful aspects of running your own art business can be facing conflict.  But it is important to develop the subtle art of addressing conflict with grace and ease.  Join us for the second in our series of practical skills for artists.  This session will spend the hour sharing some tips and tricks for resolving conflicts before they get too heated!  Bring your questions and concerns about navigating challenges and how to keep your cool.

November 19 - Online Business
One silver lining of the last year’s challenges is that artists are feeling empowered to start up their own online galleries and shops.  This informative session will explore some of the advantages and pitfalls of online businesses.  Join us while we look at the options available to artists who want to strike out on their own using a variety of online platforms.  This week, we will introduce options and considerations for online businesses during this session.  This one-hour session will give you all the tools you need to get started and leave ample time for questions.

December 3 - Intellectual Property
Understanding the boundaries of protecting one’s artistic expression can be tricky.  This session will explore copyright law—and a little trademark too.  We will cover everything from the registration process, to what the “fair” in “fair use” actually means!  Don’t miss this invaluable adventure into the intricacies of intellectual property rights for artists.  This final workshop will spend the hour demystifying the complexities of copyright and answering your questions.

About the Presen​ter: Sarah Conley Odenkirk is the founder of ArtConverge and has practiced law in the area of fine art for more than 25 years.  She advises clients in transactional and policy matters related to all aspects of art business in the private and public realms, and provides cultural strategy guidance through a legal lens.  Sarah is the author of A Surprisingly Interesting Book About Contracts for Artists and Other Creatives; and publisher of an online database and the comprehensive Resource Guide for Public Art in Private Development.  She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences in both the legal and art fields. 

Note: These workshop do not offer legal advice and are for informational purposes only. All Sessions will touch on the subject on contracts and the different levels of establishing relationships for your professional art practice.

Register Today!

 

 

The current Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's Public Art Behind the Curtain Series continues in October with online workshops that feature artists and curators taking you behind the scenes of public art projects, studio practices, and opportunities. Register and join us on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for these live online workshops that include presentations by the artists and ample time for your questions!

  • October 29 – Joe Willie Smith – Practice and Performance: A Virtual Studio Visit
Register Today!

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Workshops for Organizations

Successful Arts Fundraising in 2021

The economic road to recovery is a long journey that most arts organizations are just beginning. ​Join fundraising experts Robert Swaney and Catherine Heitz New for a series of online fundraising workshops and one-on-one coaching opportunities to plan your organization's philanthropic journey for 2021 and beyond.

Session One: Core Practices that Produce - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Couldn't attend the workshop? You may register for a copy of the session's video recording.

Session Two: Core Practices for the Current Environment - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. (Arizona Time) Registration is closed. Please contact us at arts.culture@phoenix.gov​ to receive access to the live presentation or the recording.

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Equity Workshops and Cohort Program

Since 2017, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture researched, reviewed case studies, and identified values, concepts, and practices concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as it relates to the Office of Arts and Culture's programs. For the 2021-2022 ​Community Arts Grants Program, we welcomed applicants to participate in racial equity trainings presented by EDI consultant Kathy Hsieh and take part in a pilot equity assessment of their organization. To access the workshop recording or to learn more about the cohort program, please contact Sarah Leó​n Moreno, grants and community enagement director at sarah.leon@phoenix.gov

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Workshops for Artists


Two popular workshops presenters are back to share more business insights for artists and creatives in March 2021! 

Attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk returns to dive deeper into two topics featured during our 2020 “Artists in the Know" series

Session One on Contracts: March 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Couldn't attend the workshop? Please access the workshop archive.

Session Two on Copyright: March 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

These online workshops will give artists the opportunity to build on the previous round of workshops and tackle some more specific business and legal questions and scenarios. 

The second series of March workshops will feature artist Bill Dambrova leading “Digital Files for Public Art" workshops.

Session One: March 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Couldn't attend the workshop? Please access the workshop archive​.​​

Session Two: March 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

These sessions will provide more in-depth demonstrations of graphic editing and 3D modeling software commonly used to design and fabricate a wide range of public art projects.

All workshops are 60-minutes and are open to the public but require registration. Once registered, you will receive log-in information to attend your event(s). Each event has a unique log-in.​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Workshops for Arts and Culture Organizations

Successful Arts Fundraising in 2021

The economic road to recovery is a long journey that most arts organizations are just beginning. ​Join fundraising experts Robert Swaney and Catherine Heitz New for a series of online fundraising workshops and one-on-one coaching opportunities to plan your organization's philanthropic journey for 2021 and beyond.​

Session One: Core Practices that Produce - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. 

Session Two: Core Practices for the Current Environment - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. 

One-On-One Coaching: Organizations that participate in one or both webinars may schedule a free one-hour fundraising coaching session with Robert Swaney Consulting's (RSC) arts & cultural fundraising experts.​

Register Today


Equity Workshops and Cohort Program

Since 2017, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture researched, reviewed case studies, and identified values, concepts, and practices concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as it relates to the Office of Arts and Culture's programs. For the 2021-2022 ​Community Arts Grants Program, we welcome applicants to participate in racial equity trainings presented by EDI consultant Kathy Hsieh and take part in a pilot equity assessment of their organization.

Session One: Assessment Overview and Tips - Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. 

Session Two: Evolving Towards Anti-Racism - Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 

Cohort Program: Organizations that participate in one or both webinars may apply to be part of a pilot equity cohort.​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Copyright for Creatives Workshop


Attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk returns to dive deeper into copyright featured during our 2020 “Artists in the Know" series.

April 15, 2021 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This online workshop will give artists the opportunity to build on the previous round of workshops and tackle some more specific business and legal questions and scenarios.

About the Presen​ter: Sarah Conley Odenkirk is the founder of ArtConverge and has practiced law in the area of fine art for more than 25 years.  She advises clients in transactional and policy matters related to all aspects of art business in the private and public realms, and provides cultural strategy guidance through a legal lens.  Sarah is the author of A Surprisingly Interesting Book About Contracts for Artists and Other Creatives; and publisher of an online database and the comprehensive Resource Guide for Public Art in Private Development.  She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences in both the legal and art fields. 

Note: This workshop do not offer legal advice and are for informational purposes only. All Sessions will touch on the subject on contracts and the different levels of establishing relationships for your professional art practice.

​Register Today


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Past Workshops

​Did you miss any past workshops or couldn't attend the live presentation? You may view all past workshops on the Office of Arts and Culture's YouTube Page

Go to the YouTube Page

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Public Art Artist Talks

Join us for the final episode in our series of Artists Talks about new public art projects in the City of Phoenix.

On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (Arizona Time), ​we will sit down with artist team, Haddad Drugan to discuss, Uplift, their newst public art project completed in 2020. A grove of tall, colorful, and kinetic tree-like sculptures marks Phoenix's 107th Avenue streetscape near Dust Devil Park as a gateway to West Phoenix.​

Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan's collaboration as an artist team began in 2001 and has fostered a wide range of innovative site-specific public art commissions and plans. Their studio, Haddad|Drugan LLC, operates at intersections of art, architecture, landscape, and theater, and includes collaborators adept at detail design, computer modeling and drafting, physical modeling, and graphics. Haddad|Drugan specializes in creating conceptually driven site-specific art that is often integrated into large-scale infrastructure projects. Past and current work includes art for stormwater utilities, transportation projects, architectural facades, industrial artifacts, museums, libraries, urban plazas and parks. Their award-winning work has been published in Sculpture, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Eco-Structure, Landscape Journal, Land Forum, and other publications.


 


 

Uplift, 2020
Haddad|Drugan, Artist
Magnum Companies, Fabricator
This project was built with Percent-for-Art funds from the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department in collaboration with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program.

Registration info:
This artist talk will be held online using WebEx. When you complete the free registration you will recieve a confirmation email with login information.
If you have never used WebEx before, you may be asked to download the application. You can find more information on how to login to a WebEx meeting here: https://help.webex.com/en-us/nrbgeodb/Join-a-Webex-Meeting


 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ ISConnects: City of Phoenix Arts + Culture Portfolio Review Series

 

Don't miss out on this special professional development opportunity!
 
Thursdays July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021

10:00 a.m. PDT
 
Each week, three artists will be featured in a one-hour live (virtual) portfolio review session provided by staff of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and a panel of experienced public artists from the field. This series is perfect for you if you are looking to transition to public art from studio, or looking to expand your public art portfolio.
 
If you are interested in being a portfolio review candidate, please register (for your desired session) by June 28, 2021.
 
Just want to observe?
Register as an audience member for any or all sessions!


Questions? Contact nicole@sculpture.org​ or kati.ballares@phoenix.gov​ with any questions.