Artist Talks Workshops and Classes

WPA Workshop Professional Practices: Community Engagement Toolbox

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

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Workshop: Wednesday, January 21 at 6pm

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Join WPA at the Capitol Skyline Hotel on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6pm for their workshop to discuss resources and best practices for planning and implementing community-based projects presented by Allison Gulick from the Office of Community Engagement at MICA.

WPA, in collaboration with The Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), present a participatory workshop as part of our ongoing Professional Practices series for artists interested in working on community-engaged projects. This workshop will provide participants with a basic outline of things to consider when planning and conducting a community-engaged project within their existing art practice. This outline is based off the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Community Engagement Toolbox which was developed by the Office of Community Engagement to highlight best practices for students, faculty, and staff. Topics of discussion will include Partnership Agreements, Waivers, Vulnerable Populations, and Public Art among others.

WPA’s Professional Practices series, previously called No Artist Left Behind, offers 6-8 workshops per year that teach artists business skills, provide valuable career and practical advice, and expose them to new skills and techniques that can help them grow or refine their artistic practice.  WPA strives to offer information that goes beyond the basics and addresses the needs of artists at every phase of their career. WPA Professional Practices workshops are always free to WPA members.

About the Presenter
Allison Gulick currently works for the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) as the Grants and Administrative Coordinator. She has an MFA in Curatorial Practice from MICA and a BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is an avid supporter of women’s rights and is the Exhibitions Coordinator for The Feminist Art Project- Baltimore. She is also the Project Coordinator for Station North Arts & Entertainment District’s Community Supported Art (CSA) project, one of the first of its kind in Maryland.

About MICA’s Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) works to build effective campus/community partnerships that link community opportunities to the resources of the curriculum. Working through four distinct programs, the OCE provides tools and resources where they are needed, and supports the creation of best practices and positive outcomes for both students and the community.

ABOUT WPA Professional Practices Series
From its inception, WPA has been an artist service organization. The Professional Practices Series, previously called No Artist Left Behind, offers 6-8 workshops per year that teach artists business skills, provide valuable career and practical advice, and expose them to new skills and techniques that can help them grow or refine their artistic practice. WPA strives to offer information that goes beyond the basics and addresses the needs of artists at every phase of their career. WPA Professional Practices workshops are always free to WPA members.

Capitol Skyline Hotel is located at 10 I (Eye) Street, SW. For more information visit www.wpadc.org.

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