Opening Tuesday, March 5th, from 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Please note: This event has been rescheduled from a previous date.
During this panel conversation, we will discuss various approaches to developing meaningful relationships and building your network both online and offline.
In a series of short talks, three artist-organizers will share their experiences and insights into creating a strategy for your creative practice to help you reach out to supporters, collaborators, and champions.
Jane Beachy on engaging artists + audiences for the long-running community event series, Salonathon
Tonika Johnson on reaching out to collaborators + activists for her citywide Folded Map project
Anjali Pinto on cultivating clients and partners for her personal and commercial studio practice
In a moderated discussed, the artists will delve into the philosophical as well as logistical aspects of developing ways to share your work with a broader audience while remaining authentic to yourself. Focusing on strategic, systematic approaches to growing and sustaining meaningful connections and collaborations, the panel will help you understand how to apply marketing principles to cultural work and creative projects.
This workshop is part of the FIELD/WORK Core Curriculum, a series of FIELD/WORK Residency sessions that are open to the public. CAC welcomes you to join us at 5:30pm for social time with refreshments, with the program beginning promptly at 6:00pm.
The importance of defining the community building goals that will shape your communication
Understanding the “market value” of your work and why it matters to others
The value of creating opportunities for yourself and others within a network of peer artists
How to identify the audiences and communities you want to reach and tactical ways to get the word out to them
Creative ways to use online platforms like websites, social media, and email newsletters that are reflective of you and your practice
Jane Beachy is the Founder and Artistic Director of Salonathon (est. July 2011).
She is also Program Manager for Art at Illinois Humanities, where she spearheads the Elective Studies Series and a myriad of other programs. She was recently named one of Newcity’s “Players 2017: The Fifty People Who Really Perform For Chicago.” Through Salonathon, she has produced events, performances, residencies and retreats at and/or with the Steppenwolf Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chicago (Chicago Performance Lab), Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (OnEdge, SummerDance), Metro Chicago, The Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall, The Promontory, Land and Sea Dept., The Inconvenience, The Neo-Futurists, Columbia College, MAKE Magazine, Printer’s Ball, Bottom Lounge, Berlin Nightclub, Chicago Reader, Slideluck and ACRE Artist Residency, where she was recently a Visiting Artist. Along with the Salonathon team, she also runs Camp Salondawega, an artist retreat at the acclaimed Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin, and has taught as an artist in residence in the Theater and Performance Studies Department at the University of Chicago. salonathon.org
Tonika Johnson is a visual artist/photographer from Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood.
In 2010, she helped co-found Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) and now she serves as its full-time Program Manager. She was featured in Chicago Magazine as a 2017 Chicagoan of the Year for her photography of Englewood’s everyday beauty, countering its pervasive media coverage of poverty and crime. Her Folded Map project was recently on view at Loyola University’s Museum of Art in the fall of 2018. tonikaj.com
Anjali Pinto is a photographer and writer based in Chicago. She received a BA in photojournalism from the University of Missouri, with special training at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Her work focuses on the following topics:
women, body image, feminism, lgbtq+ , poc,
education, youth, non-profits, community development
immigration, civil rights, human rights, government
death, grief, mourning, memory
sexuality, love, partnership
food, drink and travel
Anjali’s clients include: New York Times, BITCH Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Washington Post, Refinery 29, Food & Wine, Food Network, Rolling Stone, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, Chicago Community Trust. anjalipinto.com
Chicago Artists Coalition
2130 W. Fulton Street (look for our dedicated entrance at 2132 W. Fulton Street!)
$20 General Public | $10 CAC Artist Members | FREE for BOLT, FIELD/WORK, HATCH, and LAUNCH Residents