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CRAFT AN ENGAGING BIO AND ELEVATOR PITCH THAT WILL PROMOTE ENTHUSIASM FOR YOUR WORK AND HELP SECURE SUPPORT FOR PROJECTS

The artist bio and elevator pitch are written and spoken narratives that explain artists and their artistic trajectories.

PUT YOUR ARTISTIC LIFE INTO WORDS

An opportunity to talk through your art with an instructor and peers who will help you generate the vocabulary to make your ideas clear to others

SPRINGBOARD FOR YOUR TRAJECTORY

Well-articulated bios and elevator pitches create enthusiasm for your work and help secure support for projects.

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Create bios and pitches to use for exhibitions or funding or marketing – and be knowledgeable about how to adjust these narratives for future use

PERSONALIZED SESSIONS

A maximum of 4 participants in a workshop ensures that students benefit from individual attention addressing their unique needs and questions

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

ARTIST BIO AND ELEVATOR PITCH

Generating expressive and transition vocabulary with interactive verbal, visual, and free-writing exercises

Making links between current art and philosophy, themes, and mediums

Organizing information into a cohesive written and spoken narratives

Proofreading and speaking practice for consistency and clarity

WHO IS IT FOR?

student

ARTISTS AND CREATIVES

This workshop supports artist and creatives who need a bio and prepared elevator pitches for grants, residencies, teaching or graduate school applications; exhibitions; portfolios; websites; programs; catalogs; collateral materials

instructor

Lynne Ronesi

A writing professor for 25 years at American universities in the United States, Morocco, and most recently, the UAE, Lynne spent the last 15 years at the American University of Sharjah. Lynne has a host of publications on writing instruction and years of experience teaching academic writing, research skills, professional writing and communication, as well as training undergraduate writing tutors.

In her capacity as writing consultant and instructor at DEFT & LEED, Lynne focuses on professional and goal-based writing training and support.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

SCHEDULE

More workshops are being scheduled, so please check back in few days. Or get in touch with us to stay updated on the schedule

ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS A ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION OR CUSTOMIZED TRAINING.
IF THAT INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH THROUGH WHATSAPP, OR CLICK HERE TO INQUIRE.

frequently asked questions

Who is this workshop meant for?

This workshop supports artist and creatives who need bios and pitches for grants, residencies, teaching or graduate school applications; exhibitions; portfolios; websites; programs; catalogs; collateral materials

Where will the workshop be held?

When registering, you have the option of choosing online or in-person instruction.

We highly recommend you choose the in-person option. Why?

  • Students enrolled in workshops that require specialized hardware or software will have those provided.
  • Our four-person maximum per session permits social distancing.
  • Interacting with classmates prompts creativity.
  • In-person engagement with the instructor facilitates understanding.

If you choose the in-person option when registering,the workshop will be held at the Blue Bay Tower in Business Bay, Dubai: Office 07, Floor 15, Blue Bay Business Center

  • Blue Bay Tower is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Business Bay Metro Station. Paid parking is available in the building parking lot (visitor’s section). A public parking lot is situated next to the building as well.

Please note: if you choose the online option, you will need to insure:

  • Your computer or laptop has the necessary specifications and software installed (check the FAQs for each workshop)
  • Your internet connection is stable.

If you choose the online option, you will be emailed instructions for accessing the online instructional platform.

Should COVID 19 restrictions grow stricter in the future, we are prepared to use online-only platforms for training and will notify registrants for in-person workshops through email prior to the commencement of any such training.

Will I need to bring my own computer?

Students attending in-person workshops should bring their own laptops with Microsoft Office installed. Also, if you like to brainstorm using paper and pen / pencil, bring those along.

However, if you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know in advance. Use our “Contact Us” form and choose “Training Inquiry” in the dropdown subject menu and provide your request for use of a computer along with your name and the session you have registered for. We will arrange a computer for your in-class work. You can then email your drafts and notes to yourself.

When and how do I pay?

Fees must be paid in full during the registration process.

Students can pay the fee via online credit card payment or bank transfer.

If you choose to pay through bank transfer, you will be sent an email containing an invoice with bank account details. Instructions will be provided in the email.

How can I best prepare for the workshop?

This workshop will be most effective if you come prepared with the following:

  • examples of the work being featured in the bio or elevator pitch
  • past examples of bios or artist statements
  • your CV

These will provide helpful material for brainstorming.

Will there be homework?

No homework will be assigned, but you will leave the workshop with some good strategies in mind to help you address these narratives in the future.

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