The Clatsop County Arts Council is gearing up for the second annual Arts Summit, designed to support, educate and inspire working artists, local arts organizations and other regional stakeholders.
This year’s summit, “Art Works! »Will take place from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday 23 October, in a virtual environment via the Remo platform. The aim of the summit is to support and empower professional and emerging artists by providing them with new information, tools and skills to succeed in a competitive market.
“The arts benefit our community socially, educationally and economically,” said Council Chair Sheila Martin. “We hope this year’s summit, held virtually because of the pandemic, will help current artists and spark ideas for future summits. “
Research shows that a strong arts and culture sector contributes to the county’s economic prosperity on a large scale. Cultivating successful artists and arts organizations translates into a greater inflow of dollars into the region, while also enriching the community and improving the quality of life for those who live and work here.
The summit will begin with a networking session and will be hosted by artist and local educator Kristin Shauck. Shauck teaches drawing, painting, design, watercolor and art history at Clatsop Community College, where she also oversees the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery.
The summit also includes five consecutive 40-minute workshops led by industry professionals: Understanding Copyright Issues; Become a professional; Finance research ; Navigating online options; and Developing your business plan. Participants are encouraged to join all workshops to get new tips and actionable ideas for their business or individual artistic endeavors.
The summit will conclude with a panel discussion and social media hosted by international artist Keri Rosebraugh.
The event is free but pre-registration is required. Find out more at www.clatsopartssummit.org.