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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- 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.

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