Chicago Artists Coalition supports artists through our education programs that focus on professional development.

Our 2018/2019 Schedule for FIELD/WORK focuses on the core tactical components of any artists’ professional development. Intermingled with public events are Resident-Only Working Sessions primarily structured around discussion with guest experts. These working sessions also offer peer support and a knowledge exchange to help further the development of one another’s artist plans.

  • Saturday, October 13 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Retreat #1: Creating Community, Identifying a Destination, and Locating Your Compass + Map
  • Tuesday, October 16 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Artist Case Studies: Business Models (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Nick Butcher + Nadine Nakanishi (Sonnenzimmer) // Edra Soto // Norman Teague // moderated by Katharine Schutta
  • Tuesday, October 30 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Crafting a Winning Proposal
    (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Meg Leary
  • Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Sonnenzimmer Studio Visit + Creative Professional Development Strategies | Nick Butcher + Nadine Nakanishi (Sonnenzimmer) // Todd Irwin // Katherine Young
  • Tuesday, December 4 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Artist Case Studies: Project Development (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Erica Mott // Huong Ngo // Erik L. Peterson // moderated by Meida Teresa McNeal
  • Tuesday, December 18 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Mock Proposal Feedback Panels | Kristin Abhalter // Dana Bassett // Kalena Chevalier // Mike Nourse
  • Saturday, January 12 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Retreat #2: Failure Immunity + Building a Sustainable Life in the Arts | Laura Biagi // Rhonda Wheatley
  • Tuesday, January 22 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Storytelling with a Purpose: Public Relations for Artists (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Claudine Isé // Elizabeth Neukirch
  • Tuesday, February 5 | 6 - 8:30pm
    Artist Case Studies: Connecting with an Audience + Community of Support
    (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Jane Beachy // Tonika Johnson // Anjali Pinto // moderated by Steven Wang
  • Tuesday, February 12 | 6 - 8:30pm
    Artist Plan Draft Working Session
  • Tuesday, March 5 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Know Your Rights: A Legal Toolkit for Cultural Producers (FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum) | Patrice N. Perkins
  • Saturday, March 23 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Retreat #3: The Odyssey Continues: Artist Plan Feedback + Next Steps

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