Workshops and Classes

The Business of the Arts: Professional Development Series Upcoming Free Workshops

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Universal Exhibit Design for Artists and Galleries: Monday, October 30 from 2pm to 4pm
Networking for Artists Getting Down to Business: Monday, November 13 from 6pm to 7:30pm
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NOTE: While both sessions will be livestreamed, guests are strongly encouraged to attend these highly interactive workshops in person.

Photo of Steve Landau. Courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Universal Design
Monday, October 30, 2017
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: 200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Multipurpose Room
Washington, DC 20003
Metro: Navy Yard/Ballpark (Green Line)
Click to Register

Universal Exhibit Design for Artists and Galleries
Universal multisensory exhibits allow museum visitors to interact through their senses of vision, hearing and touch. By combining all three major sensory inputs, we can deepen the immersive effect of exhibits, while accommodating the needs of visitors with disabilities. For example, by adding tactile information to audio-visual displays, we can provide an alternative way to experience exhibits that is accessible to visitors with visual impairments, without diminishing the experience for other visitors.

The presentation will include a demonstration of examples of multisensory museum exhibits that embody the seven guidelines of universal design. The talk will include brainstorming with the audience about ways that universal design can be built into a variety of products.

About Steve Landau, Touch Graphics, Inc.
Steve Landau founded Touch Graphics, Inc. in 1997 in collaboration with a blind educator at Baruch College in New York City. The company creates exhibits, classroom aids, maps and models for orientation and wayfinding. All of these materials invite users to use their sense of touch as they learn about art, science and history, and as they explore maps, models and sculptures with their hands and fingers. While one main objective of this work is to communicate spatial information to readers with visual impairments, these materials are designed to be fun and informative for mainstream audiences, too. By combining visuals, sounds, captions, speech, music, and sound effects with tactile experiences, we invite everyone to interact and learn together.

Photo of Danielle Glosser. Courtesy of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Location: 200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Multipurpose Room
Washington, DC 20003
Metro: Navy Yard/Ballpark (Green Line)
Click to Register

Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business
Are you ready to advance your art career? Do you want to boost your ability to cultivate contacts? Think you should improve the way you initiate conversations about your art? If so, please join us for a hands-on session where we’ll explore the importance of first impressions, methods for seeking information and tactics for developing contacts. By the end of the hour, you’ll walk away with strategies that you can immediately put into practice.

About Danielle Glosser
Danielle is the Founder and Principal of Client Raiser, a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, she has worked with dozens of artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers.

Danielle is a 25-year resident of Washington, D.C. She has led workshops and partnered with arts organizations across the region, including Washington Project for the Arts, Gateway Arts District, Artomatic, District of Columbia Arts Center, Montgomery Arts Association, Capitol Hill Arts League, Washington Sculptors Group, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

About The Business of the Arts
The Business of the Arts Professional Development Series are workshops organized by The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) that aim to provide arts, humanities and creative professionals the knowledge and skills to increase their capabilities for successful grant writing, networking, advancing cultural democracy, and improving operation sustainability.

Unless otherwise noted, workshop facilitators are independent professionals, not employees or affiliates of CAH or the District of Columbia government. The views expressed are their own and not necessarily those of CAH or the District of Columbia government.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kali Wasenko at [email protected] or (202) 724-1445 at least 5 business days prior to the event.