Making A Living Making Art

A free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs that provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Digitizing Your Art: Exploring New Tools and Strategies for Documentation and Presentation

Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 @ 4:30-6PM EST via Zoom

Workshop Description:

Do you know how to leverage your experience as an artist working in public spaces after the installation and performance ends?

Digitizing your art through photography and sharing your creation process helps make your work interactive and available online to those who can’t experience it in person. Hear from artists Adeyemi Adegbesan (AKA Yung Yemi) and Samar Hejazi and learn how to document your work, present it digitally, and share it virtually in this 1.5 hour hour webinar that will support artists of all disciplines who exhibit their work in public spaces, through shared learnings about documenting your work.

Presented in partnership with STEPS Public Art, this workshop is offered as part of the 2021 CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency

ASL interpretation will be provided by Gaitrie Persuad and Amanda Hyde. Please email eva@torontoarts.org by April 15, 2021 with any other accessibility requests.

About the Artists

Adeyemi Adegbesan AKA Yung Yemi is a Toronto based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of Black identity. Reflecting on Blackness through pre-colonial – colonial - present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of Black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one.

Samar Hejazi is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Toronto. By channeling her ancestry through the historical choreography found in traditional craft practices, Hejazi observes the complex conversations between conceptual ideas of social construction and self identification. She uses her art to examine how the crossing of cultures forms new ways of identifying oneself while exploring the development of cultural narratives.

Questions or concerns? Email eva@torontoarts.org

This event is open to Create Space residents and Neighbourhood Arts Network members.