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Just announced! The new 2013-14 Tricks of the Trade schedule is here!
Scroll down to see a complete line-up of the Fall and Spring Sessions of Tricks of the Trade for this year.
Fall Session: Back to the Basics
We spend the Fall repeating some of the most popular past sessions.
November: Websites, Social Web, Digital Documenting and Archiving
What are the best ways to represent yourself in a growing, digital world? What skills do you need to set yourself apart from the rest of the art world? Join us in November and find out.
November 5th, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51
Capturing Your Art Today for the Audiences of the Future
Norton Owen, Jacob's Pillow
Jamie Choquette, Berkshire Sound
Colby Dix, Northern Tracks
Moderator: Jonathan Secor, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center/MCLA
November 6th, 6:00pm: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
The Art of Social Media
Joshua Fields, OrbitVisuals
Host: Megan Whilden, Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development
November 7th, 6:00pm: IS 183 Art School
The Art of Creating Your Website
Joshua Fields, OrbitVisuals
Host: Hope Sullivan, IS 183 Art School
December: Social Gathering Songwriting Workshop
As artists, we all struggle to describer ourselves sometimes. So let's use our art to show who we are.
December 11th, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51 & PRESS Gallery
Writing Your Song
Jennifer Crowell, BCRC
Zara Bode, Emily Miller, and Stefan Amidon of The Sweetback Sisters
Spring Session: Back to the Future
As an artist, as a field: where are we going? Where should we be going? We will spend this Spring pondering and anticipating the future of the art field.
January: The Global Art Market
What changes are taking place in the global market that require changes in your business models?
January 22nd, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51 & PRESS Gallery
The Global Art Market
Andy Foster, President of Structural Art Services
Hosts: Hope Sullivan, IS183 Art School
February: New Paradigms in the Arts
What are the new innovations in the presenting and museum worlds? Where will they be going in the upcoming years?
February 4th, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51
New Paradigms in Performing Arts Presenting
Gregory Douglass, musician
Randal Fippinger, Williams College
Kristin Marting, HERE Art Center
Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company
Jonathan Secor, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
Moderator: Jen Crowell, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
February 6th, 6:00pm: IS 183 Art School
The Art Gallery of Tomorrow
Gallerists to be announced!
Moderator: Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Gallery
February 25th, 6:00pm: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
New Paradigms in the World of Art
Joe Thompson, MASS MoCA
Van Shields, Berkshire Museum
More to be announced!
March: Creative Economy - Beyond the Pie Chart
Artists, designers, cultural organizations and for-profit companies are all part of the creative economy - one of Berkshire County's four key economic scetors. Where do you fit? What's the latest in the field? Megan Whilden helps us find the answers.
March 4th, 6:00pm: IS183 Art School
The Creative Economy: Advocacy
Tricia Farley-Bouvier, State Representative
Matt Wilson, MASS Creative
Moderator: Megan Whilden, Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development
March 5th, 6:00pm: Lichtensein Center for the Arts
The Creative Economy: Economic Impact
Helena Fruscio, Berkshire Museum
Stephen Shepard, CRD
Mike Supranowicz, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Van Shields, Berkshire Museum
March 6th, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51
The Creative Economy: Education & Training
Blair Benjamin, MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists
Diane Pearlman, Berkshire Media & Film Collaborative
Hope Sullivan, IS183
Moderator - Jonathan Secor, MCLA/BCRC
April: You and Your Art
How can you develop your individual talents to impact a larger community? How can you plan for your future as an artist or artistic presenter? Where do you see yourself in the near future? April is the month to explore the answer.
April 1st, 6:00pm: MCLA Gallery 51 & PRESS Gallery
Collective Impact: Working together to get further than we would alone
Maren Brown, Arts Extension Service
Moderator: Lisa Donovan, Author/MCLA Arts Management Professor
April 2nd, 6:00pm: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
You and your art: Studio Practice
Melanie Mowinski, MCLA Fine Arts faculty
Lisa Nilson, Artist
Moderator: Rich Remsberg, Emmy Award-winning Independent Filmmaker/Artist
April 3rd, 6:00pm: IS183 Art School
You and your art: Strategic Planning - Assets for Artists
Jonathan Secor, MCLA/BCRC
May: Putting the Contemporary Back to the Forefront of the Cocktail Party
Join us for an in-depth, yet intimate conversation on the future of contemporary art and art institutions. Stay afterwards for signature cocktails and conversation.
May 6th, 6:00pm: MASS MoCA
Putting the Contemporary Back to the Forefront of the Cocktail Party
To be announced!
Moderator: Joe Thompson, MASS MoCA