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Professional Development Resource Roundup | August 22

The latest news, upcoming events, helpful tips, and critical conversations about artists' careers from all around the web.
LATITUDE Chicago Lab

Documentation + Marketing for Pedagogical Practices

At this August 29th workshop, artist, educator, and organizer Sara Black will teach strategies for cultivating a dynamic portfolio capable of articulating the interplay between your creative practice, your pedagogical perspective, and your students’ experiences—and the blurry connections that often appear among all three. 

LATITUDE 2017 Residency Open Call for Applications

LATITUDE welcomes approximately 8 artists in residence to the digital lab per year. Lab staff act as artists' consultants, technical advisors, and assistants, helping bring specific projects and bodies of work to completion. Residents receive no-cost access to and use of the lab for a continuous period of up to 1 month (minimum 2 weeks). Applications for this incredible opportunity close August 31!

4 Black Women on Making the Art World More Inclusive ( NY Mag)

Taylor Renee Aldridge, Jessica Bell Brown, Kimberly Drew & Jessica Lynne discuss the Black Art Incubator residency they just completed at Recess with NY Mag. The Black Art Incubator "is a social sculpture designed to create an intervention in the 'art world' through a series of public events that bring together artists, curators, community members, critics, and scholars."

Art Copyright, Explained (Artsy)

With the recent news that over 40 artists and designers have accused Zara of plagiarism, artists' legal rights to their work is a big topic of conversation. Isaac Kaplan covers the basics of art copyrights, including what is and isn't covered and how to make sure you don't unwittingly infringe upon another artist's work. 

Teaching Artists Summit keynote talk by Sabina Ott

Last April, Chicago Artists 4 Black Women on Making the Art World More Inclusive& Hyde Park Art Center were honored to present Sabina Ott's keynote talk at the first annual day-long convening bringing together teaching artists from across the city for professional development and community-building around critical issues in teaching artistry today. Sabina was kind of enough to share her keynote talk at the Summit, in which she discussed the evolution of her teaching practice throughout the course of her career as well as the principles that guide her both in the classroom and in her studio practice.

Five Dealers Tell Us How to Start an Art Gallery (artnet)

Henri Neuendorf demystifies some of the many paths that lead dealers to open their own art gallery. 


If you're not already tuning into the Chicago's Postloudness podcast network, check it out now! Critical conversations produced by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts from the art world and beyond.

Self Employment in the Arts Call for Presenters

The 17th annual SEA conference is now accepting proposals from practicing artists, educators, and arts business professionals. Opportunities include panelists, workshop leaders, round table discussion leaders, idea pitch judges, and mentors. This is a great opportunity to give back to those eager to get their own creative careers started or to the next level. 

Boldly Tackling The Unknown With Gbenga Akinnagbe (Design Sponge)

The actor-turned-furniture designer discusses starting his company, ENITAN, and the best business advice that helped him forge a new path for himself.

Photo: LATITUDE Chicago Lab

Published by Penny Duff on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 1:52pm
Updated on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 1:53pm