Ceramic Industry

Penland School Offers Professional Development Workshops for Artists

September 2, 2009

The Penland School of Crafts will offer two workshops in professional development for artists presented by Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization. A one-day workshop, open to all artists on a first-come, first served basis, will take place on September 10, 2009. A weekend workshop, with juried selection for artists living in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee, will run September 11-13, 2009.

The one-day workshop (September 10) will employ an integrated approach to strategic planning and promotion for individual artists with a goal of helping artists break the crisis management cycle and increase their satisfaction in their art practice and career. The cost of the workshop is $40, which includes lunch and snacks. Some housing is available for participants who are traveling from a distance.

The weekend workshop (September 11-13) is an intensive two-and-a-half-day crash-course in self management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion. Up to 24 participants will be selected after a review of applications. The weekend workshop is open to artists living in the following Western North Carolina counties: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Granville, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey; as well as the following counties in East Tennessee: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington. There is no tuition charged for the weekend workshop, but there is a $60 fee for meals and snacks. On-campus housing is available for $80 per night; participants are not required to stay on campus.

Complete information and application forms are available on Penland’s website at www.penland.org.