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Seeing It Through is a professional development workshop series offering assistance to creative people, organizations, and those seeking cultural grants.
2018 SEEING IT THROUGH WORKSHOPS
 

Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 6-8pm

Project Budget Basics

with Charlie Vazquez

 

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez will share resources and tips on how to compile an accurate budget for you project, whether a large-scale workshop series or a one-time event such as a musical performance. This workshop will cover the steps necessary for determining and communicating your project’s income and expenses in a clear way, to best illustrate that you have a clear grasp of your fund raising and spending.

 

Location:

Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse, Room C-451

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12-2pm

Tax Basics for Working Artists

with author Alan Sidransky

 

Alan Sidransky is the award-winning author of several novels. He’ll be hosting a presentation focused on tax preparation for working artists. Freelancers are responsible for paying their own income taxes as well as self-employment taxes. This requires careful record keeping and other considerations such as a familiarity with the different types of deductions allowed. Alan Sidransky will be sharing various resources to help artists begin this process, which differs from discipline to discipline.


Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Monday | June 18, 2018 | 6-8pm

The Artist’s Guide to Grant Research and Proposal Writing

with Angy Abreu


Consultant Angy Abreu will discuss the proposal writing process, from initial research, identifying funders, to conceiving and writing the proposal. She will explain the differences between individual and community arts grants, the interpretation of guidelines, fiscal sponsorship basics and other critical steps necessary for ensuring your success. Angy has 14 years’ experience as a grants administrator in the federal and nonprofit sectors. She’ll also provide links and resources for further inquiry.

 

Location:

Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse, Room C-451

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 6-8pm

Next Steps: Applying to Artists Residencies, Open Calls

and other Artists Opportunities
With Stephanie Lindquist and

moderated by Juanita Lanzo

Join us on a conversation with visual artist and Director of BronxArtSpace, Stephanie Lindquist where she offers professional advice on where to identify resources for exhibition opportunities in alternative art and commercial spaces, artists' residencies, fellowships and other resources, Q&A will follow.

Location:

Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Friday | June 22, 2018 | 6-8pm

Next Steps: Beyond Artist's Residencies, Exhibitions and other Artists Opportunities

With Christine Licata, moderated by Juanita Lanzo

What are the next steps after group shows, a few residencies and grants for artists? Join us on a conversation with curator Christine Licata, Director of Community & Public Programs at the Bronx Museum.

Locations:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 2- 3:30pm

Art Writing Basics

with Liz Daly  

Art professional Liz Daly is a former art blogger and writer who covered dozens of exhibition openings and visual arts events throughout New York City since 2015. She’ll be sharing her process for writing about art in a way that engages and sparks curiosity, so that readers are motivated to view the works if the can; to learn something about the artist behind their creation and the techniques involved. Liz Daly is the Community Relations Manager at the Frick Collection in Manhattan and is a native Bronxite.

 

Location:

Poe Park Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Monday | June 25, 2018 | 6-8pm

Hybrid-Indie-Publishing 101

with Orlando Ferrand  

Author, publisher and BRIO winner Orlando Ferrand will share his process for transforming a completed manuscript into a book that can be enjoyed by readers. He’ll discuss the steps to consider and research before embarking on this journey, such as interior page and book cover design. He’ll also share resources available for creating and launching the most professional book possible, which will represent you and your brand as an author. Orlando will also cover his methods for announcing his books to the reading public, as well as how to promote yourself as an author, from getting reviews to booking author appearances.

 

Location:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 
                                  PAST WORKSHOPS
 

Friday | March 16, 2018 | 6-8pm

Seeing It Through:

Visual Arts Portfolio Basics

with Juanita Lanzo 

 

Join us to learn and or get tips to improve how to assemble your artist's professional portfolio. The Do's and Don’t s on how to prepare your artist biography, artist’s statement and CV or artist resume.   This program is open to emerging artists working in all visual arts disciplines.

 

Location:

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-358

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 6-7:30pm

Literary Agent Basics

with Paul Stevens  

Hosted by Charlie Vazquez

 

Ever wondered what it takes to get a literary agent to represent your works of fiction? What does an agent even do? These questions and many more will be covered during this presentation and Q&A with agent Paul Stevens. Paul joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2016. Before that he was a science fiction, fantasy, and mystery editor for 15 years, primarily at Tor Books, working with authors such as Alex Bledsoe, Marie Brennan, Adam Christopher, and A. Lee Martinez. Paul is looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, suspense, and humorous fiction. He is not looking for young adult or middle grade books at this time.

Location:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Friday | April 13, 2018 | 6-8pm

Seeing It Through:

Visual Arts Portfolio Basics

with Juanita Lanzo 

 

Join us to learn and or get tips to improve how to assemble your artist's professional portfolio. The Do's and Don’t s on how to prepare your artist biography, artist’s statement and CV or artist resume.   This program is open to emerging artists working in all visual arts disciplines.

 

Location:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 6-8pm

The Art of the Sentence: A Practical Workshop

with Author Amy Gottlieb

 

When agents and editors comb through submissions, they are not necessarily looking for the most amazing story; more often than not, they want to find an author's authentic voice and be carried away by powerful and elegant prose. When we tap into the lyric possibilities of the sentences we write, we bring our prose to life in surprising and transformative ways. In this workshop, we'll analyze some remarkable sentences and look at ways to improve our own. Bring in a paragraph from your work in progress and be prepared to workshop some of your sentences. 

 

Location:

Kingsbridge NYPL

291 W 231st St

Bronx, NY 10463

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 
 

Friday | April 20, 2018 | 6-8pm

Next Steps: Applying to Artists Residencies, Open Calls

and other Artists Opportunities
With Stephanie Lindquist and

moderated by Juanita Lanzo

Join us on a conversation with visual artist and Director of BronxArtSpace, Stephanie Lindquist where she offers professional advice on where to identify resources for exhibition opportunities in alternative art and commercial spaces, artists' residencies, fellowships and other resources, Q&A will follow.

Location:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 4-5:30pm

Literary Agent Basics

with Paul Stevens  

Hosted by Charlie Vazquez

 

Ever wondered what it takes to get a literary agent to represent your works of fiction? What does an agent even do? These questions and many more will be covered during this presentation and Q&A with agent Paul Stevens. Paul joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2016. Before that he was a science fiction, fantasy, and mystery editor for 15 years, primarily at Tor Books, working with authors such as Alex Bledsoe, Marie Brennan, Adam Christopher, and A. Lee Martinez. Paul is looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, suspense, and humorous fiction. He is not looking for young adult or middle grade books at this time. Free but RSVP required.

 

Location:

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Friday | May 11, 2018 | 6-8pm

How to Launch a Show
with Performer Rock Wilk

A recipient of the 2016 BRIO award for acting, awarded by the Bronx Council on the Arts, Rock Wilk has most recently been immersed in his new play, Brooklyn Quartet, which is being directed by reg e gaines (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk). Rock will share his process and approach to developing a show and what can happen along the way. This includes the writing process, choosing a director, starting with a reading, as well as evolving the final vision. Other considerations will include what the production looks like, choosing collaborators, budgeting, fundraising and preparing for opening night.

Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 6-8pm

Revision Techniques: Creative Approaches that Work

with Author Amy Gottlieb

The gap between a final draft and a submittable manuscript for a literary agent or editor is immense. Without thoughtful and painstaking revision, your manuscript won't make it to the top of an agent's or editor's reading pile. Revision is not only an essential aspect of the writing process, it is an art form onto itself. In this workshop, we'll explore creative revision techniques that are flexible, inspirational, and effective.

 

Location:

Kingsbridge NYPL

291 W 231st St

Bronx, NY 10463

 

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Friday | May 18, 2018 | 6-8pm

Teaching Artist Business Basics

with Milteri Tucker

Professional dancer Milteri Tucker is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co. She holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry as well as a masters in Dance Education from New York University. Milteri has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished families all over Puerto Rico. She’ll be discussing her process and practices as a professional teaching artist and arts entrepreneur. This presentation will cover basics such as setting up your company’s web presence, finding paid work, educational opportunities and more.  

Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 5 - 6:30pm

Intro to Filmmaking from Script to Screen

Workshop 1 - Development & Pre-Production


Do you want to learn how to make movies? This Beginner course will offer a practical introduction to the creative process of low-budget filmmaking. From script to screen, learn how to develop your story and script, raise money, hire cast and crew, create the look you want and pull it all together in post-production. We will also provide reference sheets on software tools, equipment, crew positions, camera angles and industry lingo.

 

​Presented by: Hannah Leshaw, Writer & Director, TBxF co-founder

Harri Indio Ramkishun, Cinematographer & Director, TBxF co-founder

 

The Bronx Filmmakers Collective (TBxF) is a community of filmmakers who live or work in the borough of The Bronx. We seek to contribute to the vibrant Bronx arts community by inspiring our members to create new work and by supporting and promoting our members' work.

​ ​

​(Learn more at www.thebronxfilmmakers.org)​

Location:

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 6:30 - 8pm

Intro to Filmmaking from Script to Screen

Workshop 2 -  Production & Post-Production 


Do you want to learn how to make movies? This Beginner course will offer a practical introduction to the creative process of low-budget filmmaking. From script to screen, learn how to develop your story and script, raise money, hire cast and crew, create the look you want and pull it all together in post-production. We will also provide reference sheets on software tools, equipment, crew positions, camera angles and industry lingo.

 

​Presented by: Hannah Leshaw, Writer & Director, TBxF co-founder

Harri Indio Ramkishun, Cinematographer & Director, TBxF co-founder

 

The Bronx Filmmakers Collective (TBxF) is a community of filmmakers who live or work in the borough of The Bronx. We seek to contribute to the vibrant Bronx arts community by inspiring our members to create new work and by supporting and promoting our members' work.

​ ​

​(Learn more at www.thebronxfilmmakers.org)​

Location:

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

(Space is Limited)

 

Friday | May 25, 2018 | 6-8pm

Teaching Artist Business Basics

with Milteri Tucker

Professional dancer Milteri Tucker is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co. She holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry as well as a masters in Dance Education from New York University. Milteri has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished families all over Puerto Rico. She’ll be discussing her process and practices as a professional teaching artist and arts entrepreneur. This presentation will cover basics such as setting up your company’s web presence, finding paid work, educational opportunities and more.  

Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Friday | June 1, 2018 | 6-8pm

How to Launch a Show
with Performer Rock Wilk

A recipient of the 2016 BRIO award for acting, awarded by the Bronx Council on the Arts, Rock Wilk has most recently been immersed in his new play, Brooklyn Quartet, which is being directed by reg e gaines (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk). Rock will share his process and approach to developing a show and what can happen along the way. This includes the writing process, choosing a director, starting with a reading, as well as evolving the final vision. Other considerations will include what the production looks like, choosing collaborators, budgeting, fundraising and preparing for opening night.

Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 
 

Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12-2pm

Tax Basics for Working Artists

with author Alan Sidransky

 

Alan Sidransky is the award-winning author of several novels. He’ll be hosting a presentation focused on tax preparation for working artists. Freelancers are responsible for paying their own incometaxes as well as self-employment taxes. This requires careful record keeping and other considerations such as a familiarity with the different types of deductions allowed. Alan Sidransky will be sharing various resources to help artists begin this process, which differs from discipline to discipline.


Location:

Bronx Library Center

310 E Kingsbridge Rd

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 

Monday | June 11, 2018 | 6-8pm

Grant Writing Basics

with Joseph Hall of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

 

This workshop is for artists who have never applied for a grant and might be scared of the process, as well as those who have and want to consider what they might do differently. We’ll discuss tactics for making your application easier to read and understand, to excite panelists. Also to be covered will be relationship building with program officers and grant managers. Most of all, we’ll decide on how to best share your artistic practice with decision makers in a clear, concise, and enthusiastic manner, so that they become passionate about your work.

 

Location:

Hostos Community College

450, Grand Concourse, Room- C 451

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. (Space is Limited)

 
 
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The following workshops are being made possible with the support of the Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL to Action Award, an initiative designed to build on the work established through the Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) organizational partnerships and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and NYC Council Members James Vacca, Raphael Salamanca, Andy King and Melissa Mark-Viverito and Hostos Community College.

 

This series is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and NYC Council Members James Vacca, Andrew Cohen, Andy King and Melissa Mark-Viverito.

 
 

 

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Who should attend:

Writers

Dancers

Singers

Photographers

Visual Artists

Producers

Performers

Filmmakers

Past and present BCA grant applicants and grantees

All artists seeking cultural grants to support their work

 

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