Learn new skills, refresh your professional persona and join other East Bay Artists to network, collaborate and build community

SEPTEMBER 23RD, 10am – noon

FUND YOUR ART PRACTICE – GRANT WRITING FOR ARTISTS

Writing grants can be hard—sharing your idea and asking for funding requires planning, advocacy, and strategy. ARTogether, Oakstop and Oakland Art Murmur are pleased to present a free grant-writing workshop led by choreographer Hope Mohr. 

The workshop will cover the elements of a strong persuasive narrative; budgeting; tips for writing about evaluation and outreach; and strategies for a sustainable grant writing practice.

The workshop is perfect for artists who are looking for funding for their next idea, project, or performance.

Facilitator – Hope Mohr

Hope Mohr (she/her) has woven art and advocacy for decades as a choreographer, curator, cultural worker, attorney, and writer. As a dancer, Mohr trained at S.F. Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown Studios in New York City. She performed in the companies of dance pioneers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. Her choreography has been presented by 18th Street Arts Center, ICA San Francisco, 836M Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space (LA), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (Sonoma), Moody Center for the Arts (Houston), SFMOMA, ODC Theater, Counterpulse, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2007, she founded Hope Mohr Dance (HMD). In 2020, she co-stewarded the organization’s transition to a model of distributed leadership and a new name: Bridge Live Arts. As a licensed California attorney, she provides legal support to artists and arts organizations. www.hopemohr.org

Location – Oakstop, 1740 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

Enjoy refreshments and snacks while you gain insight into what funders are looking for and how to craft a strong proposal

SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE

October 28th, 2-4pm

PROMOTE YOUR ART PRACTICE – INSTAGRAM FOR ARTISTS

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills in social media to promote your open studio for the East Bay Open Studios Winter Event!

This event is for beginners to advanced Instagram users. Small groups, organized by skill level, will rotate between facilitators and cover topics such as;

  • Demystifying Reels
  • Fine-tuning videos
  • How to create paid ads
  • Scheduling content
  • Tools and resources

You will walk away from the workshop with several skills to begin to use right away!

Location – Oakstop, 1740 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

Enjoy refreshments and snacks while you learn an new skill and network with fellow artists

SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE

Professional Development and Mixers are funded through sponsorship by Community Bank of the Bay

Facilitator and Program Development supported through partnership with Upward & Associates

PAST EVENTS

BRAND BUILDING FOR ARTISTS

Gain valuable insights and practical skills to elevate your personal brand in the digital space.

Join us at this transformative event and take a giant step towards building a remarkable personal brand through your website. Connect with like-minded individuals, network with experts, and gain actionable strategies that will set you apart in today’s competitive landscape. 

Enjoy refreshments and snacks while you refresh and improve your artist presence in the digital world

ARTIST MIXER WITH ART ACTIVITY

Join other East Bay artists in the first of three networking events held in Oakland. These networking events are a low-key way to get to know other artists from a variety of different backgrounds, practices and stages of experience. Connect to other artists, build community and learn a new art medium during a fun art activity.

Artist Facilitator – Lauren Ari

Lauren Ari is an artist and educator based in Richmond, California. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from U.C. Davis after undergraduate study at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her primary focus is on drawing and sculpture. Lauren’s work is in the permanent collections of the Legion of Honor Achenbach Foundation and the De Young Museum.

“Lauren Ari’s art roars out of the deepest part of her psyche and arrives with great tenderness into the world. It is fiercely honest, playful and provocative. She speaks directly what is still unfettered in all of us, our wild, free, animal selves.”

— Poet Alison Luterman

@thelaurenari (Instagram)