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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March 2021 Classes

Descriptions of March courses with registration links are posted below.
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Upcoming Classes in Calendar View

Smartphone Photo & Video Editing Online Workshops

INTERACTIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Learn how to transform your Smartphone into a professional tool to capture and edit compelling photos and videos using select (free) mobile editing apps.

Smartphone Photography: Basics of PIXLR
Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Overview of the PIXLR app and the basics of how to use it to edit photos on your smartphone.

Smartphone Photography: Lightroom vs. Snapseed
Thursday, March 4, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Refresher course and side-by-side comparison on the pros and cons of the Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed photo editing apps.

Smartphone Video Editing: Premiere Rush vs. Cap Cut
Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Refresher course and side-by-side comparison on the pros and cons of the Premiere Rush and Cap Cut video editing apps.

Smartphone Photography: Creating Photo Collages with PIXLR
Thursday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
A l
ive hands-on workshop and in-class activity using the PIXLR photo editing app to create photo collages that can be used to promote yourself and your work on social media.

Smartphone Video Editing: Basics of VN Video Editor
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Overview of the VN Editor app and the basics of how to use it to edit and create videos on your smartphone.

Smartphone Video Editing: VN Editor Social Media Templates
Thursday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
A live hands-on workshop and in-class activity using templates on VN Video Editor to create engaging social media content to promote yourself and your work.

Developing Your Social Media Campaign

4-PART WORKSHOP SERIES

In this 4-part series, you will work toward developing a one-month social media campaign to promote your upcoming project (whether it’s an event, showcase, class, product line, etc). Through creative exercises and guidance, you will learn how to plan and develop an effective social media kit with specific goals, scheduled tasks, and compelling social media posts. You will also have the opportunity for constructive discussion and feedback on your ideas.

I. Building a Social Media Kit: The “Big Ideas”
Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
An introductory lesson on building an effective social media campaign and developing the “big ideas” to form the general shape of your campaign.

II. Outlining & Scheduling Tasks for Your Campaign
Thursday, March 4, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
A hands-on workshop to help you set goals and deadlines for important tasks in your month-long social media campaign.

III. Developing Compelling Posts for Your Campaign
Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
A hands-on workshop to help you draft ideas for compelling social media posts and begin designing a carousel post that can be used in your campaign.

IV. Share Your Campaign (Peer Discussion & Feedback Session)
March 16 or 17, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
An interactive opportunity to share ideas/ drafts for your social media campaign and receive constructive feedback from your instructor and community of artists.

Register for “Developing Your Social Media Campaign” Series

Financial Wellness Webinar: Your Personal Income & Expenses

LIVE Webinar with Q & A Session

This webinar will provide useful techniques and tools to help you better track and understand your personal income and expenses. During the session, you will discuss different types of personal income, learn a tool for tracking personal income, and receive info and tools for tracking and managing personal expenses.

Your Personal Income & Expenses
Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 – 8:00p CST
Note: This session includes opportunity for Q & A with financial representatives.

Register for Income & Expenses Financial Webinar

Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance

LIVE Discussion & Problem-Solving Session #3

Grab your coffee mugs and/ or wine glasses for a night of reflection and creative problem-solving! In this peer learning and exchange, we’ll discuss examples of theater, spoken word, and music succeeding and surviving virtually. We’ll also brainstorm solutions to overcome perceived limitations of transitioning live performing arts to the internet.

Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance
Thursday, March 11, 7:00 – 8:30p CST
These monthly sessions are open to any artists interested in making their online spaces more theatrical and performance-oriented. Our aim is to provide a collaborative and supportive experience that will also expand your networks.

Register for An Evening Discussion on Virtual Performance

Small Business Financial Tools:
Developing a Business Plan

LIVE Webinar with Q & A Session

This webinar provides an overview of the eight parts of a business plan and what to consider when writing your business plan. This will be a particularly useful webinar for self-employed and independently contracted arts workers and LLCs who operate as small businesses and may be seeking funding and/ or financial backing.

Developing a Business Plan Webinar
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 – 8:30p CST

This webinar will include time for Q & A with a lending professional.
Register for Developing a Business Plan Webinar

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 available to practicing artists who are committed to pursuing a career in the arts and who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 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 as you progress through the lesson. 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 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 experience 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 material. We encourage you to attend the classes and enjoy the live interactive learning experience along with your fellow colleagues.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Refresher course and side-by-side comparison on the pros and cons of the Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed photo editing apps.

A hands-on workshop to help you set goals and deadlines for important tasks in your social media campaign.

A hands-on workshop to help you draft ideas for compelling social media posts and begin designing a carousel post that can be used in your campaign.

This webinar will discuss different types of personal income, share a tool for tracking personal income, and provide info and tools for tracking and managing personal expenses.