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Break it Down | Make it Better 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This year’s Break it Down | Make it Better was designed for you, by you. We heard your feedback and assembled a day of captivating conversation about being a creative professional in 2019. From working with a curator and getting paid for your work, to forming artists collectives — conversation topics have been submitted by West Michigan artists, musicians, curators, art educators and creative professionals.

Tickets available now — special pricing details below: https://www.universe.com/events/break-it-down-make-it-better-2019-tickets-grand-rapids-CSPNF4

Our day will include:

* A Keynote Panel Discussion
* Beginner to Advanced Workshops about How to Get Paid
* 26 Roundtable & Panel Discussions
* 5 Clinic sessions to connect you with professional resources
* Light breakfast, and lunch from El Granjero included

Break it Down | Make it Better is a series of events aimed at producing educational programming, discussions and professional development opportunities for artists, musicians, and curators in our community and region. These programs are presented through an ongoing partnership with Dwelling Place, ArtPrize and Creative Many

“The Ethics of Art | Relationships Between Artists & Institutions” — Moderated by Michele Bosak, Curator of Exhibitions, The Fed Galleries at KCAD

Juana Williams- Exhibitions Curator, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Joel Potrykus – Film director and screenwriter
Nicole LaRae – Owner/Founder, Dizzybird Records & Venue Manager, Pyramid Scheme
Fari Nzinga – Curatorial Fellow, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Making Money ● Applying for Grants ● Equitable Practices in Cultural Organizing ● Ask a Lawyer ● Should you 501(c)3? ● Long term Financial Planning ● How to Work with a Curator ● Advocating for Fair Pay ● Curation as Activism ● F*&K the Money ● What to Charge ● Funding the Arts Through Philanthropy ● Whats up with the DAAC? ● Falling Forward ● Grand Rapids Public Art Approval ● Ask an Accountant ● Art School Alternatives ● Collective Creativity ● Applying for Residencies ● Neighborhood Voice and Conflict ● Authenticity in Marketing ● Emerging Artists ● Unconventional Arts Spaces ● Nothing is Original ● Making the Pitch ● Applying for Public Commissions ● Digital Media Management – Visual Works ● An Inside Look at Arts Education ● Ask a Curator ● Ask a Talent Booker ● Ask a Designer

February 26 – April 6
Student Registration: $10

March 7 – April 5
Day Pass Registration: $30

April 6
Day Of Event Registration: $45

Get tickets here: https://www.universe.com/events/break-it-down-make-it-better-2019-tickets-grand-rapids-CSPNF4


Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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