November 2019 – February 2020
Open to all
Free program

In collaboration, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are offering a series of professional development workshops geared towards students and emerging artists to help navigate a career in the arts.

Writing an Artist Statement
November 23, 2019, 1pm–3pm

Facilitated by deneige nadeau, hosted by Modern Fuel

Artist statements are often the most difficult and necessary writing that an artist will produce. Crafting a strong artist statement is necessary for communicating your ideas and practice to a wide-ranging audience. This workshop will provide tips and techniques for focused and clear writing, from initial brainstorming to the final polished text. Bring in a bio or artist statement you would like to refine and during the workshop we'll conduct a peer editing session.

deneige nadeau is an angry dyke and a fucker-up-of-shit. She spends her time being an unruly student, moonlighting as a “writing consultant.”

Exhibition Submissions
January 25, 2020, 1pm–3pm

Facilitated by Anne-Sophie Grenier, hosted by Union Gallery

In this workshop, Anne-Sophie Grenier guides participants through a sample submission for exhibition process, covering artist bios, statements, exhibition proposals and documentation. Learn how to find and keep track of calls for submissions, what to include and what to leave out, writing tips and how to answer frequently asked questions artists commonly face in the application process.

Anne-Sophie Grenier is the Executive Director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. She holds a Masters of Management in International Arts Management, from Southern Methodist University and HEC Montréal. Her career has brought her across many different fields—from communications for a non-profit operating in Canada and Uganda, to documentary television production, and the production of major music, arts, and sporting events. Anne-Sophie is also a practicing performing artist and video producer.

Exhibition Documentation
February 29, 2020, 1pm–3pm

Facilitated by Chris Miner, hosted by Modern Fuel

This hands-on workshop will help artists improve their ability to photo-document their work with emphasis on how to achieve good results at minimal expense. Topics will include how to make the most of cell phone cameras and home-made lighting tools, accessing better light and tools, avoiding glare, achieving accurate colour, and art documentation as a form of self-expression. Participants are invited to bring a small or medium-sized work of art and a cell phone or other camera to the workshop.

Chris Miner is a local artist and photographer.