Regional Artist Growth Program

There is a common misconception that artists from smaller communities lack the same training and skill sets as their counterparts in major urban centres and therefore have less potential to succeed. Recognizing the need to combat this perception the White Water Gallery has developed the Regional Artist Growth (RAG) program to provide additional professional development opportunities for local artists.  RAG is a series of workshops and seminars designed to kick-start regional artists’ careers by providing information about professional art practices, facilitating skill transference, and helping them build strong applications for exhibiting their artwork. The first series of workshops will be held at the White Water Gallery in May, and artists of all artistic backgrounds and practices are invited to participate. Topics explored through these workshops will include building a CV (curriculum vitae), artist/curatorial statement writing, photographing artwork, researching exhibition opportunities, and grant writing.

RAG: Series 1
Saturday May 12th 12:30 – 4:30pm
Facilitator: Clayton Windatt
•    Presentation on Jury Processes
•    Resume / CV Building
•    Artistic / Curatorial Statement Writing

May 13th – May 25th
One-on-One development: By Appointment Only
•    Photographing your work – Eric Boissonneault
•    Researching potential exhibition venues – Clayton Windatt
•    Resume / Statement Reviews – Alex Maeve Campbell

Saturday May 26th 12:30 – 4:30pm
Facilitator: Clayton Windatt
•    Material Review
•    Mock Jury Workshop
•    Application Preparations and Mailing
•    Grant Writing 101

The cost for participation is $75 for gallery members, $150 for non-members (memberships cost $25 per year). Space is limited to 6 – 8 participants, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.