Winter Intensive

A deep dive into tools and resources for creative practices.

Office of Public Art presents the Winter Intensive series, which will be held online via Zoom each Thursday, February 10, February 17, and February 24, 2022.

The Winter Intensive will feature national and local speakers taking a closer look at topics that include Artists Working in Communities, Preparing for Fiscal Sponsorship, and How to Market Your Creative Projects. Each session will begin at 4:00 PM and end at 5:30 PM.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Artists Working in Communities with Jun-Li Wang, Springboard for the Arts

Are you an artist that already works with the community? Are you an artist that wants to extend their practice to working with the community? Springboard for the Arts developed A Handbook for Artists Working in Community, which is an invaluable resource for all artists seeking to engage communities in their practice. The book is a compilation of insights, practices, and tools from Springboard’s collective experiences as artists, as an organization working with hundreds of artists in communities, and from artist practitioners.

Jun-Li Wang, Associate Director of Programs at Springboard for the Arts, will discuss this handbook as a practical manual for artists who would like to begin or deepen their work with the community.

About Jun-Li Wang

Jun-Li Wang is a connector of people, places and ideas. As Associate Director, Programs, Jun-Li leads strategy and programs at Springboard for the Arts with a focus on partnership development and community building. Jun-Li has extensive experience in asset-based community development, community organizing, neighborhood leadership, workshop curriculum design and implementation, and training. For the past 10 years, she created and led Springboard’s Community Development program, including Irrigate, a nationally-recognized creative placemaking program designed to train and support local artists to address community challenges. She recently completed her third toolkit for Springboard, the Handbook for Artists Working in Community. Jun-Li holds a BA from Vassar College and MPS in International Development from Cornell University, and though she has lived in Minnesota longer than any other place, some of her heart remains in Berkeley, her childhood home. When time permits, Jun-Li is a craft artist with guerilla art aspirations.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Preparing for Fiscal Sponsorship with Madeleine Cutrona, The New York Foundation for the Arts

Guest speaker Madeleine Cutrona, Senior Program Officer of Fiscal Sponsorship at the New York Foundation for the Arts, will be sharing her expertise on how artists can apply for fiscal sponsorship. Fiscal sponsorship is a useful solution for significantly developed artist projects that require independent management and fundraising. Participants will learn more about opportunities that are available to fiscally sponsored endeavors, as well as resources outside of the Pittsburgh region.

About Madeleine Cutrona

Madeleine Cutrona is a Senior Program Officer of Fiscal Sponsorship at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where she consults with artists about fundraising strategy, grant proposals, and project management. She brings a decade of experience teaching visual art, helping artists connect with audiences, making art, and fundraising for her own projects. Madeleine is interested in how artists garner resources, build support, and hone skills to execute their creative visions. She studied Anthropology and Studio Art at the University of Rochester, and holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Thursday, February 24, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 PM

How to Market Your Creative Projects with Jason McKoy of McKoy Creative

Founded by artist Jason McKoy, McKoy Creative is a Pittsburgh-based brand consulting agency that helps clients figure out what branding works for them and what ideas can really cement their identity. McKoy will bring his marketing savvy to artists who may find it challenging to promote their own work or question the need of branding and marketing as part of their practice.

About Jason McKoy

Jason McKoy is a brand consultant, ARTvocate, social innovator, and self-proclaimed weirdo. Living with major depressive disorder has informed how he navigates the world creatively. He is the founder of McKoy Creative, a warm hug for your business providing creative services from concept to completion that benefit communities. When not making stuff, he’s either playing video games or sleeping. He hails from NYC.


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