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Optimizing Your Artist Resume / Seattle
Hugo House
Seattle, WA
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Optimizing Your Artist Resume / Seattle
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Venue:   Hugo House
Cost: $50/$40 AT members (email Zach for member code)

An artist's resume or CV isn't a static document  it's a communications tool you can leverage for new professional relationships and opportunities. In this workshop, creative strategist Robin Held focuses on strategies to increase the visibility of your artistic accomplishments and achievements to professionals with whom you most want to connect. By the end of the workshop, you'll understand how to best highlight your professional experience on paper and tailor your resume or CV for each opportunity you pursue.

*This workshop is open to artists of all disciplines and is ideal for artists at any career stage who already have resumes and/or CVs; artists who have taken Artist Trust's "Writing Your Artist Resume" workshops or webinars; or artists who have taken Artist Trust's "Cultivating Professional Relationships" workshop with Robin Held.

Need-based, Filipinx, and Latinx scholarships are available by request. Email Zach Frimmel for any questions regarding scholarships.

-Strategies for how to present your achievements and accomplishments based on the audience
-Which categories and sections to include and why
-What gallerists, curators, programmers, and funders look for first on your CV and/or resume
-How to frame your non-art expertise and skills as an asset to your art practice

-Sample resumes and CVs to use as references for revising your own
-Understanding how to tailor your resume to meet your goals
-Ideas and next steps for how to revise your own resume or CV

ROBIN HELD is a creative strategist and cultural entrepreneur. Direct work with artists to realize their most ambitious projects is a through line of her career, in roles as varied as curator of more than 100 museum exhibitions and performances, producing partner, advisor to funders, grant writer, and executive. Currently, as Principal, Robin Held Consulting, she advises a client base of artists, organizations, and institutions, across sectors of art, science and new technology. From this vantage she provides creators with new resources, planning expertise, and capital investment. Her past positions include Director, Neddy Artist Awards, Cornish College of the Arts; Executive Director, Reel Grrls; Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Frye Art Museum; Associate Curator, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.


Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. If a participant needs to cancel for a paid program, the following policy will apply:

- A full refund can be issued through Brown Paper Tickets if notified 5 days prior to the program date.

- Artist Trust cannot provide refunds for missed classes. Please contact the coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

These refund policies are in place because workshops have limited space and this is intended to ensure we are able to offer the space to another attendee if notice is provided far enough in advance.


Hugo House (View)
1021 Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98104
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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