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JumpstART

ARTISTS: Get a jumpstART on your artistic career. Learn about the fundamentals involved to best grow your business – your art! Listen to other artists who have succeeded in making a living with their art. Take advantage of the amazing opportunity for your artwork to get high visibility through public presentation. Let the entire East End be your audience!

East End Arts has developed an intensive curriculum dedicated to the business side of the arts. With the necessary tools, an artist is better able to take advantage of creative opportunities that arise and be aware of opportunities that exist. A limited number of artists of any discipline will be accepted into JumpstART.

In addition to a number of workshops, all accepted participating artists will have the unprecedented opportunity to design and implement a public art project in downtown Riverhead.

Participate in JumpstART!

  • Build your confidence
  • Create relationships
  • Challenge yourself
  • Advance your skills
  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Participate in Creative Placemaking

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 JumpstART PROGRAM

This program is open to all visual and performing artists, of any discipline.
Info session at East End Arts Carriage House (located behind the EEA Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY): Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (no fee)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
Notification of acceptance by: February 6, 2017
Program Orientation: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Program Dates: March - August 2017

 

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Why does Riverhead need JumpstART?

It's All About Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking…

  • Places artists and the arts at the center of planning, execution and activity
  • Leverages the creative potential already present in a place
  • Expands opportunities for people of all income levels and backgrounds to thrive in place
  • Supports economic diversity in the community, provides multiple points of entry and interaction for people of all incomes
  • Creates interesting places that capitalize on distinctiveness
  • Is a creative approach for improving the aesthetics of a place
  • Creates a place where people want to go and linger

The interaction between diverse groups of people can create open relationships that expand opportunities and fosters a sense of welcoming. A place where interest is created gives a presence to the area that promotes pedestrian activity and a feeling of liveliness and engagement. More pedestrians equals an increase in prospective customers to support small businesses.

 

Resources for Creative Placemaking

Click the links below for more information.

Americans for the Arts: The pARTnership Movement
http://www.partnershipmovement.org/

ArtPlace America: Principles of Creative Placemaking
http://www.artplaceamerica.org/articles/principles-of-creative-placemaking/

National Endowment for The Arts: Defining Creative Placemaking
http://arts.gov/NEARTS/2012v3-arts-and-culture-core/defining-creative-placemaking

Forbes.com: Advice From Inventor Josh McManus: Do What You Are
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/10/24/advice-from-inventor-josh-mcmanus-do-what-you-are/



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2017 JumpstART Program Information for Artists


JumpstART Application Timeline:
This program is open to all visual and performing artists, of any discipline.
Info session at East End Arts Carriage House (located behind the EEA Gallery, 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY): Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (no fee)
Application deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017
Notification of acceptance by: February 6, 2017
Program Orientation: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Program Dates: March - August 2017

 

*NEW* in 2017! A new component to JumpstART is Curatorial Training. JumpstART applicants have the opportunity to apply to participate in the specialized curatorial training workshops in addition to the general JumpstART workshops. Professional responsibilities of a curator will be studied along with the hands-on experience of curatorial practices. Workshops will be offered in research and concept development, the logistics of curating exhibits, aspects to consider when hanging and installing an exhibit and funding, marketing and grant writing in relation to your project. Participants will be responsible for executing a culminating exhibit that is not representative of solely their work.

As in all JumpstART projects, curatorial or other, EEA stresses the importance of the public aspect of the culmination of your project and the engagement/interaction with the community. Improving public spaces, fostering community and strengthening economic development through the arts remains our mission.

 

JumpstART 2017 Workshop Schedule:
All sessions will be held at East End Arts, 133 East Main St. Riverhead, NY.

Session 1 – Orientation / Artist Career Building: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Session 2 – Fundraising: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Session 3 – Budgeting & Proposal Writing: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Session 4 – Marketing & Social Networking: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Session 5 – Legal Matters for Artists: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Session 6 – Public Speaking & Wrap-up Session: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Public JumpstART Event in Riverhead: Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM


Additional workshops for Curatorial Program participants: Dates/times to be announced
• Research and Considerations in Exhibition Development – Wednesday, May 31, 2017
• Gallery Logistics – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
• East End Arts Gallery Exhibition Internship – Dates to be announced

For more information about these workshops, scroll down. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance.


Commitment to JumpstART includes:
JumpstART is an intensive program that will likely challenge participants beyond their comfort zone. Accepted artists must make a significant commitment to the program as described below.

1. Attendance is mandatory at all workshop sessions. All assignments must be completed in a timely manner and will be required for ongoing participation in the program.

2. JumpstART artists will culminate their participation in the program with the design and implementation of a public arts project in downtown Riverhead during the Summer of 2017. The fully developed plan for your public arts project is not required at the time of application.

3. A participation fee of $100 from selected artists is due prior to the first session.

 

2017 JumpstART Workshop Info

Workshops are subject to change

Session 1 – Orientation / Artist Career Building: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
What does your transition to a “career” as an artist look like? In this workshop you will learn skills to make a successful living in the arts and develop your professional artist career. Topics including goal-setting, presentation, organization tips, working with galleries, and developing a supportive network. This workshop will help you integrate your creative ideas and business plan and set up a path for a sustainable career in the field that you love.

Session 2 – Fundraising: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Learn some of most effective and innovative ways of arts fundraising. Whether it is for an individual arts project or your business as a whole, this workshop will give you tools for crowd-funding, grant-writing and the development of relationships between artist and donor. Among the flurry of funding platforms and social media sites is a common sense approach to communicate your goals and set-up the backbone for your arts funding needs.

Session 3 – Budgeting & Proposal Writing: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Learn the art of writing a professional proposal that gets the attention needed to pursue your project. Budgeting is of key importance in making your business of art profitable.

Session 4 – Marketing & Social Networking: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Explore a variety of dynamic ways to expand opportunities for your business to ensure its growth. In this workshop, we will cover methods of making connections, and ways to increase your professional network and widen your visibility. We will also discuss trending marketing techniques to creatively promote yourself, your passion and your art.

Session 5 – Legal Matters for Artists: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Become savvy in legal matters that effect your business in the arts. This workshop will cover topics including the development of contracts, copyright information and arts licensing. Up-to-date information, resources and guidance will give you support in areas you may not be familiar with and help ensure the longevity of your business.


JumpstART 2017 CURATORIAL PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

Research and Considerations in Exhibition Development – Wednesday, May 31, 2017
This workshop covers critical elements for exhibit organizers to consider including concepts, themes, relevance, audience draw, space, talent, design, and more.

Gallery Logistics – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Budgets, selection criteria, staffing, hanging, lighting, space considerations, marketing, and many other nuts and bolts items involved in the logistics of exhibitions will be explored in this session.

East End Arts Gallery Exhibition Internship
During your gallery internship you will be able to observe and take on responsibilities that occur throughout various exhibition phases. Hands-on engagement will help to broaden your understanding of the coordination of an exhibit, including initial design, production, installation, and maintenance.