ARP Workshops & Webinars

Workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

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October 2022 Classes

Descriptions of upcoming courses with registration links are updated frequently and posted below.
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Essay Writing for Graduate School Admissions

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Online Workshop for Artists and Creatives
Presented by Bethany McLemore Stewart

The central piece of writing requested of artists & creatives applying to a graduate program—sometimes called a “personal statement” or “statement of purpose”—is an opportunity to argue for your fitness for the program and help your application stand out.

In this workshop, you will:
Learn what sorts of writing may be requested by admissions committees & what they expect.
– Learn norms for length, content, language, and organization.

Study examples of college essays from a variety of artistic disciplines.
– Receive prompts, outlines, and other resources to help you brainstorm and write your essay.

October 5 Essay Writign for Graduate School Admission ARP Workshop
Essay Writing for Graduate School Admissions

Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Intro to Personal Finance Webinar
Presented by Financial Representatives from Frost Bank

An overview of steps you can take to protect your identity and other assets.

You will learn:
What to do in the event of identity theft or fraud.
How insurance can help protect you from financial loss, and the importance of keeping good records.

This is a live learning opportunity that will not be recorded. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their concerns related to insuring personal and professional assets.

October 12 Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets Personal Finance Webinar
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ARP Community Show and Tell

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 – 9:00p CST
Monthly Peer Share and Discussion

Share about your arts-related projects and goals, and learn what other ARP members are working on!

Participants will have the opportunity to share about their current arts projects, receive feedback from a supportive and encouraging community, and learn about resources for future research, development, and inspiration. (Sharing is not required if you would prefer to participate as an observer and supportive community member.)

Artists and creatives in all disciplines are welcome to attend. Our objective is to continue fostering a supportive community of artists and creatives who are experiencing similar professional challenges.

October 13 ARP Community Show and Tell
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Branding Your Arts Business

Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
Online Workshop for Artists and Creatives
Presented by Dannie Snyder

What is branding and what constitutes a strong brand for an artist?
This workshop offers a macro perspective on branding, focusing on how an artist can convey leadership and credibility in their industry/market as well as genre, style, and subject matter; convey consistency in their business practices, especially across multiple channels; and overall convey the “right” perception of their work in the target audience’s mind.

In this workshop, you will:
Learn what defines a brand.
Learn what constitutes a strong brand for an artist/creative.
Gain tactics for conveying your message to your target audience.

October 26 Branding for Your Arts Business ARP Webinar
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Frequently Asked Questions

ARP workshops and webinars are free and accessible to ARP members and practicing artists who have requested support from Artist Relief Project.

ARP membership is free and available to practicing artists who are committed to pursuing a career in the arts and who may be facing professional challenges as a result of ever-changing economic and societal circumstances. To request membership, please fill out the ARP Membership Application.
(Note: If you have requested financial support from Artist Relief Project in the past, you are already an ARP member.)

Our online workshops are live, interactive classes, during which you can ask questions and practice applying learned skills. You will be asked at designated points during the class to apply the knowledge you’ve learned through interactive activities and possibly be given opportunities to share your work and/ or experiences with the instructor and other workshop attendees.

You must reserve a space via the reservation forms linked on this page. Spaces are limited.

The main requirement is that you have access to a reliable internet connection and device to view the webinar during the scheduled time. If you’d like to participate in the interactive learning experiences and discussions during our workshops, you will also need a webcam and mic.

At this time we do not have plans to circulate recordings of workshop and webinar materials. We encourage you to attend the classes and enjoy the live interactive experiences along with an encouraging and supportive community of your fellow creative colleagues.

Upcoming Events

Learn how to craft a personal statement that argues for your fitness for a graduate program and helps your application stand out.

An introductory-level personal finance webinar on steps you can take to protect your identity and assets. Workshop presented by Financial Representative from Frost Bank.

Community Show and Tell October 2022

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Share about your arts-related projects and goals, and learn what other ARP members are working on in our monthly live peer share and discussion!

Branding Your Arts Business

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to convey leadership and authority in your industry and in your target audience's mind by building a strong brand for your arts business.