Friday, July 17, 2015

Oftentimes working artists are so involved with creating they forget to consider archival practices and record keeping, necessary in a field where your work lives much longer than you. See the Open Call below for a seminar on archiving at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Office BinderOPEN CALL: Archiving for Artists

We invite all North Carolina visual artists to apply for Archiving for Artists, a day-long workshop to be held at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Saturday, October 3, 2015. This workshop is designed to empower artists to develop sustainable practices for personal and studio archiving.

Archiving for Artists will cover strategies for organization, preservation, and documentation that will help make your archives an integral and useful part of your artistic practice. Having good documentation of your artwork and career will make it easier for you to apply for grant funding, prepare to sell your artwork, and manage the legal aspects of your artistic practice. In the workshop, you will get hands-on experience with a variety of tools and strategies in both large and small group sessions, including best practices for both digital and physical media.

Archiving for Artists is free, however, only twenty-five spots are available for the NCMA event in October. If you are interested in participating, please apply using this online form: https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Ldoea9mshVqpSZ We are committed to accepting a diverse group of artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, all career stages, and different visual arts media. Please note that we will host a second Archiving for Artists workshop for North Carolina artists in the fall of 2016 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C.

Archiving for Artists is made possible with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and additional support from the University of North Carolina’s University Library, Art Department, and School of Information and Library Science. We also wish to thank the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Mint Museum for their support in hosting Archiving for Artists.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Heather Gendron (hgendron@email.unc.edu) or visit our website for more information: http://artiststudioarchives.org/

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