Creative Sonoma Workshops

Creative Sonoma is a new countywide effort to promote the arts in our community. Formed in 2014, the agency is launching a series of professional development workshops in March and April for artists and nonprofit arts organizations. These workshops are free of charge and first-come, first-serve. If you have questions about one of the workshops, contact Creative Sonoma interim director Nancy Glaze at nancy.glaze@sonoma-county.org or call 707-565-7170.

Workshop #1: What are Curators Looking For?

Led by Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art, this workshop is designed to help visual artists better understand the process and priorities of galleries and museums when selecting artwork to show.

Date      Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time      5:00PM – 6:30PM

Venue  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Workshop #2: Grant Writing Basics

This workshop is suited for any nonprofit arts organizations that are interested in learning how to better craft grant proposals and research funding opportunities. This session will be facilitated by Audrey Wong, an independent arts professional.

Date      Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time      5:00PM – 6:30PM

Venue  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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Workshop #3: Governance Basics

This workshop is directed toward both board and staff members of nonprofit arts organizations. Nancy Glaze, Interim Director of Creative Sonoma, will take you through the process of board development and engagement, roles of staff and board and the fundamentals of good governance.

Date      Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time      5:00PM – 6:30PM

Venue Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Click here to register for Workshop #3

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Workshop #4: How to Build a Strong Portfolio

Led by Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, this workshop will help visual artists learn how to present their work to attract more attention and sales.

Date      April 2nd, 2015

Time      5:00PM – 6:30PM

Venue Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Click here to register for Workshop #4

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Workshop #5: Meet the Funder

This workshop will present a panel of Foundation leaders representing funders of the arts and creative activities in Sonoma County. It will be moderated by John McGuirk, Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Date      Friday, April 24th, 2015

Time      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Venue Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Click here to register for Workshop #5

 

 

 

 

 

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