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Effectual Networking for the Undiscovered

Curator Astria Suparak

Curator Astria Suparak

Unless you are very well-connected to wide art-market networks, getting renowned art professionals–curators, educators, artists–into your studio may be a long-shot, especially of you are just starting out as an “emerging” artist. Reaching out to people who have no idea you exist is a hard task, especially when networking from Texas, even if all of your ducks are in a row: good work, good website, good CV. An advocate, an intermediary of some kind, is in order if a No Name is going to get face time with a Real Name. Diverse Works in Houston wants to be that intermediary.

Diverse Discourse brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present a free public lecture and conduct studio visits with selected Houston-area artists, performers, and writers.  Diverse Discourse provides a significant opportunity for area artists in all disciplines to have their work reviewed by a variety of distinguished arts professionals, fostering a cultural exchange across the nation between artists and cultural producers.

This year’s lecturers/studio visitors include Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Education and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute and Astria Suparak, Independent Curator. Applicants will be selected by the visiting lecturers.

– must reside in Harris County, Texas (or studio must be in Harris County)
– must be a DiverseWorks member at any level (artists who participated in the most recent Luck of the Draw benefit are automatically DiverseWorks members)
– must NOT be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program (i.e. BFA or MFA)

Application deadline is APRIL 28.

also by Lucia Simek
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