Bi-Monthly Seminars to Further Your Professional Artistic Career
All Seminars from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights in the 5 Mile Diner theatre space unless otherwise noted. Seminar will consist of a 50-60 minute presentation, a short break, and a Q&A to follow. Seminars are free to all Milepost 5 residents, and open to outside artists by RSVP to Claire@milepostfive.com with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Milepost 5 Artists’ Fund.
June 4th, 2012
Optimize Your Artist Website
Cory Huff of TheAbundantArtist.com
Cory will take you through the basics of building & fine-tuning a website to market and sell your work online. He will guide participants through a live demonstration giving feedback on the websites of four Milepost 5 residents.
June 25th, 2012
Copyrights & General Contracts for Visual Artists
Attorney Kohel Haver
What is a copyright and why should you register it? Understand your copyright, what it means to license your work, and how to make a contract that works for you. This is the first of several copyright seminars in different artistic disciplines, and though all are welcome, it will be geared towards the specifics of the visual arts world.
Grants For Individual Artists
Claire Willett, Creative Director of Milepost 5
Claire will guide you step-by-step through the process of writing, assembling and submitting two government grants for individual artists: the Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (Intent to Apply due 8/1) and the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant (due 8/15).
July 16th, 2012
Copyright Law Clinic
Attorney Kohel Haver
Hands-on workshop on Copyright Registration. Bring a digital copy of the works you want to register (a PDF of your last gallery show, video or music files, your novel or screenplay, etc.), a laptop, and a credit card or checking account information to send an e-check for copyright payment. You will walk away with a complete, processed copyright on your work!
August 6, 2012
Social Media For Artists
Trisha Mead of Oregon Ballet Theatre & the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work
Nationally-recognized arts blogger Trisha Mead will guide you through tips and best practices in social media for artists and arts organizations, from blogging to Facebook, to help you utilize these tools to promote your work as effectively as possible.
Coming In the Fall (Dates TBD)
Copyrights & Licensing for Musicians
Press & Media Relationship-Building
Copyrights & Licensing for Writers & Publishers
What Galleries Want
Taxes & Bookkeeping For Artists