Writing the Artist’s Statement: An Intuitive Approach – DAG University Online Workshop

  • Posted on April 22, 2021

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An online workshop led by Jameela F. Dallis

Monday, May 17, 2021: 7-8:30 PM ET via Zoom

$25 for DAG members and $35 for non members.
Some scholarships available.


In this 90-minute workshop, we’ll explore what makes an effective,
authentic, and engaging artist’s statement. We’ll dive deep into our
influences, passions, and motivations to revise old and create new
statements together. Our approach will be a creative mix of writing
workshop methods and intuitive exercises that ultimately bring us into
conversation with the people who encounter our art.

Come to this workshop prepared to share your work-in-progress
statement with fellow artists. Even if you’ve never written an artist’s
statement, or you’ve written thirty, you’ll leave this workshop with a
greater understanding of how to communicate your vision to a casual
viewer, grant review committee, or panel of jurors.

Register early!
After you register, you’ll receive important information about what you need to do before we meet.

Scholarship options:
The cost to attend this event helps cover programming expenses like compensating our workshop leaders for their time and expertise. We have some limited scholarships available to cover all or part of this program’s costs. To find out more about our scholarships and to start a conversation, please email Katie at gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org

About the facilitator:
Jameela F. Dallis writes for a range of audiences and industries and has been teaching and facilitating workshops for more than a decade. A former Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Elon University and UNCGreensboro, Jameela has worked with several regional museums andarts organizations including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Ackland Art Museum, and Nasher Museum of Art. Her publications include poems, interviews, arts journalism, and literary scholarship in Honey Literary, Thoughts on the Power of Goodness, Our State, Decoded: A
Duke Performances Journal, and Indy Week among others. She holds a Ph.D. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. Learn more about her work at jameeladallis.com.

About DAG University- Creative Learning for Creative People:
DAG University is the Durham Art Guild’s series of professional development programming for local artists. Designed to mimic a college curriculum, DAG University consists of annual ‘core’ and rotating ‘elective’ classes that will help artists develop their creative practice, market and sell their work, increase their understanding of the financial and legal aspects of their work, and successfully apply to local and state opportunities.
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