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Arts Fort Worth is proud to partner with Artes de la Rosa and Near Southside Arts to bring back Art Aid! Together, these three organizations are offering opportunities for artists, creatives, and arts nonprofits to explore and grow their professional practice and sustain a living in the arts. 

Art Aid is a monthly series of demonstrations and seminars geared towards artists, art nonprofits, and other creative professionals, highlighting the diverse support services available in our community. Each session will feature organizations and professionals who will share their expertise and help you navigate the business of making art. 

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us at talkto@artsfortworth.org 

Attendees to Art Aid events learn from professionals and experts in their field and are committed to helping artists grow as professionals.

What's in store for 2023!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Public Art

Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center | 1300 Gendy Street

Join us and a panel of experienced public artists, public art project manager, and private organizations to discuss the possibilities and challenges of public art.  

Meet Your Next Business Partner: A Tour

Tuesday, March 7 at 4 p.m.

Presented by Near Southside, Inc.

Leaves Book & Tea Shop | 120 St Louis Ave #101, 76104

Come take a Near Southside tour of galleries, interior design studios, and those who hire or work closely with visual artists!

The Art of Taxes

Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

Presented by Artes de la Rosa  | 1440 N Main Street

Taxes can be a daunting task for artists and performers! Rachel Stas, a tax professional shares her expertise that can help you navigate the complexities. Bring a friend and join Arts Fort Worth, Artes de la Rosa, and the Near Southside for April's Art Aid event. 

Building a Relationship with the Media

Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center | 1300 Gendy Street

A panel of media experts from William Sarradet of Glasstire; Marcheta Fornoff, Arts & Culture Editor Fort Worth Report, and Terri Provencal, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Patron Magazine to explain best practices for building and navigating a relationship with media outlets.

At the Intersection of Real Estate and Art

Tuesday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Presented by Near Southside, Inc.

The Pool | 1801 8th Ave

Professional advice on commercial leases and real estate best practices for artists seeking to purchase, lease, sublet or partner for space.

A Workshop Workshop

Tuesday, September 12 at 6 p.m.

Kinfolk House | 1913 Wallace Street, 76105

Have a great idea for a workshop or want to expand what you are currently teaching? Learn from other successful artists how to plan and run a fun and engaging workshop!

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October

An artist mixer! Details coming soon!

Investing In Yourself as as Artist

Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center | 1300 Gendy Street

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Holiday Mixer! 

Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.

Mix and mingle with fellow artists- meet new faces and win some raffle prizes!

Previous Art Aid Sessions

Photographing Your Work

Would you like to improve the quality of the photographs of your work or just looking for a few pointers? Join us for September's Art Aid when professional photographer Edgar Miller shares his insights that will help you capture (and submit) the best images of your work! Download the worksheet here.

Working with Performing Arts Organizations

Join professionals from Teatro de la Rosa, Amphibian Stage, Arts Fort Worth, Jubilee Theatre Gathering performing arts professionals from around the city for conversation where attendees will learn what organizations are looking for, how to find auditions, and more. Watch the session here.

Protecting Your Work: Trademarks, Licensing, and Contract Negotiation Best Practices

This Art Aid session was led by Tim Ackermann, Patent & Trademark Attorney from The Ackermann Law Firm. Download the slide deck for licensing, contract language, and copyrights, trademarks, and patents

Help! I have to write an artist statement! The Fundamentals of Writing for Your Art Practice

Does writing an artist statement, exhibition proposal, or CV feel daunting? Are you unsure where to start or what to include?  explanation. Learn more about writing for your professional practice and what curators, jurors, and audiences are looking for. Download the slide deck here.

Looking for more help? Explore resources for individuals and organizations here!

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