Break it Down | Make it Better 2019

This year’s Break it Down | Make it Better was designed for you, by you. We have listened to your feedback and assembled a day of captivating conversation about being a creative professional in 2019. From working with a curator, to getting paid for your work, to forming artists collectives, conversation topics have been submitted by West Michigan artists, musicians, curators, art educators, and creative professionals.Join us on Saturday, April 6th from 9am -4pm (doors at 8:30) at 106 South Division. Our day will include:

  • A Keynote Panel Discussion- The Ethics Of Art Relationships Between Artists & Institutions
  • Beginner to Advanced Workshops about How to Get Paid
  • 18 Roundtable & Panel Discussions
  • 5 Clinic sessions to connect you with professional resources
  • Light breakfast and lunch from El Granjero included

Discussions Include: Whats Up With The Daac? • Making Money • Applying For Grants • Equitable Practices In Cultural Organizing • Ask a Lawyer • Should You 501(C)3? • Long Term Financial Planning • How To Work With A Curator • Advocating For Fair Pay • Curation As Activism • What To Charge • Funding The Arts Through Philanthropy • Falling Forward • F*&K The Money • Grand Rapids Public Art Approval • Ask An Accountant • Art School Alternatives • Collective Creativity • Applying For Residencies • Neighborhood Voice And Conflict • Authenticity In Marketing • Emerging Artists • Unconventional Arts Spaces • Nothing Is Original • Making The Pitch • Applying For Public Commissions • Digital Media Management – Visual Works • An Inside Look At Arts Education • Ask A Curator • Ask A Talent Booker • Ask A Designer

Break it Down | Make it Better. is a series of events aimed at producing educational programming, discussions and professional development opportunities for artists, musicians, and curators in our community and region. These programs are presented through an ongoing partnership with the Dwelling Place, ArtPrize, and Creative Many Michigan.

Keynote Panel: The Ethics of Art | Breaking Down the Relationship Between Artists & Institutions

Featured Panelists and Workshops will be announced March 6. R

IMPORTANT DATES:

Early Bird Registration: $20

Early Bird Registration Ends March 7th

Day Pass Registration is $30

Student Registration: $10

Day Of Event Registration April 6: $45