Friday, May 6, 2011

Upcoming Workshops in Columbus

Be Our Guest: Finding Creative Time + Space a conversation on artists-in-residence programs with Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities presented in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council
Thursday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jazz Academy 4th Floor Conference Room 769 East Long Street
Visual artists, writers, composers, performance artists, choreographers and more - this is for you! Learn about the hundreds of artists' residency opportunities available for artists of all kinds and every career stage, in your backyard and across the globe. Find out what distinguishes them, the best way to apply, and how to maximize your experience. The Alliance of Artists Communities is the national and international association of artists' residency programs - organizations that provide artists of any discipline with dedicated time and space for the creation of new work. The Alliance represents a field of more than 500 residency programs in the U.S. and over 1,000 worldwide. Believing that the cultivation of new art and ideas is essential to human progress, the Alliance's mission is to advocate for and support artists' communities, in order to advance the endeavors of artists.
RSVP to Ruby Classen at to attend this event.

Learn about OAPN (Ohio Arts Presenters Network) presented by Jodie Engle
Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jazz Academy, 4th Floor Conference Room; 769 E. Long Street
OAPN invites performing artists to learn more about the organization and how to apply to showcase for one of the 36 showcases at the 24th OAPN Annual Showcase Conference, which will be held in downtown Columbus October 24-26. Hear first hand from past attendees the importance of showcasing your work to present the BEST application to the juried showcase panel. New this year! A dvd requirement for all applicants (including dance, music, theater & beyond and young audience). An additional session will be added to the workshop to demonstrate “best practices” for film editing with time built in to review the work of attendees. This will be a hands-on workshop, so be sure to bring your lunch, marketing materials and sample dvd footage so OAPN can help you prepare for the OAPN Showcase Conference Artist application, due July 1. For more information about OAPN, please go to or e-mail/call Jodie Engle at or 614-299-0221. Special thanks to conference partners: Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Citizens for the Arts and Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.
RSVP to attend this event. Walk-ins welcome, space allowing.

Orientation to the Grants Collection Columbus Library
9:30-10:30 a.m., 3rd Thursday of each month, Business & Technology Division

What is a foundation? What steps are involved in the grant searching process? How do you determine if foundations give to individuals or to nonprofit organizations? These and other questions are addressed when Business & Technology librarians present general overviews of the Grants Collection. Participants will learn about resources that can help them obtain funds. Call 645-2590 for more information.

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