About This Workshop
“The media” is more than high-end newspapers and journals, but includes local blogs, independent presses, and more. Talking to the media about your artistic practice can be difficult, but it can help build overall awareness about your work. In this two-part workshop, led by multi-disciplinary artist and journalist Beverly Aarons, we will use discussions, writing exercises, and real-world examples to help you gain an understanding of how to present your work to the media and distill your personal story. Topics include how to connect with different outlets, tactics for building your audience, and writing press releases.
This program is for artists of all disciplines and career stages.
About the Instructor
Beverly Aarons is a multi-disciplinary artist and journalist, and the publisher of Artists Up Close. She has published work in the South Seattle Emerald, The Iranian, and Arcade magazine. She works across disciplines exploring the intersections of history, hidden realities, and imagined future worlds. She specializes in making unseen perspectives visible and aims to infuse all of her creative work with a deep sense of emotionality. She’s won the Guy A. Hanks, Marvin H. Miller Screenwriting Award, Community 4Culture Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Award, 4Culture Creative Consultancies Award, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture smART Ventures grant.
About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at artisttrust.org.