Artist Survival Guide with iii (online)


14-15 November 2020
NOTE: moved online
11:00 – 15:30
Facilitators: Marije Baalman, Matteo Marangoni, Yun Lee, Dieter Vandoren
Cost: €25, buy tickets HERE

Art school may have taught you how to experiment, make, and critique, but if you recently graduated, you might be finding yourself at a loss when it comes to navigating the larger cultural sector. This is where the Artist Survival Guide comes in.

The Artist Survival Guide is a 4-part workshop by iii members covering entrepreneurial survival skills such as grant writing, budgeting, negotiating with curators, and promoting your work. The workshop is aimed at recent or soon-to-be art school graduates.

Bring a work idea/proposal and we’ll guide you through the steps of budgeting, communicating, fundraising, and distributing that you need to make your project happen.

Day 1
11:00 – Marije Baalman: Budgeting for a Sustainable Practice
13:00 – Break
14:00 – Matteo Marangoni: Project Management and Fundraising
16:00 – Drinks (optional)

Day 2
11:00 – Yun Lee: Promotional Writing for Artists
13:00 – Break
14:00 – Dieter Vandoren: Production and Standard Contracts
16:00 – Drinks (optional)

About the workshops

Budgeting for a Sustainable Practice
Marije will guide you through how to make a personal budget as a working artist, how to create a project budget, and how BTW works.

Project Management and Fundraising
Matteo will take you through the different phases of making a project happen, from planning, securing funding, connecting to stakeholders, to presentation. This workshop also goes through how to make your project relevant to public and society.

Promotional Writing for Artists
From the perspective of both an artist and a PR person, Yun will take you through various writing exercises to come up with different versions of biographies and work descriptions for different audiences/purposes. We will assemble basic press kits, select good documentation of work, and talk about how to talk about your work.

Production and Standard Contracts
In this workshop, Dieter will outline the practical details of a presentation in different settings (theater, gallery, museum, festival), from negotiating contracts to writing tech riders.

About the facilitators

Marije Baalman is an artist, researcher/developer, and treasure of iii. She creates sustainable budgets for iii, makes sure that everyone is paid fairly, and is developing fair payment practices for iii.

Matteo Marangoni is an artist, curator, and chairman of iii. Within iii he coordinates the activities of the organization, fundraises, and curates No Patent Pending.

Yun Lee is an artist, educator, and curator who also spent three years doing PR for iii and currently coordinates the iii workshop program. Their PR motto is “a bio is not a CV”.

Dieter Vandoren is an artist, performer, IT developer, and associate of the rental and production company Squat Deluxe Rotterdam.

This workshop is made possible with support from the Municipality of The Hague and Creative Europe.