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I’m Ready… now what?

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MindMap for planning submissions and marketingIt was a lovely event last night at Exposure Saratoga. I was told to give a 15-20 minute presentation, so I came up with The “Other” Art: Submissions and Marketing for Photographers. It went a bit longer since we had such great questions. Besides, with wine and snacks no one really wanted to leave anyway!

A few folks asked about the resources I mentioned, so thought it would be helpful to have them posted here for reference (in no particular order). If you would like to share a few of your favorites, please do so by making a comment on my Facebook page.

MVSwanson – Mary Virginia Swanson, Author, Photo Marketing Consultant

CallforEntry – Submission opportunities

NYFA – NY Foundation for the Arts; Submission opportunities and job listings

CPW.org – Center for Photography at Woodstock

Saratoga Arts – An arts center and arts council in Saratoga Springs

LARAC – Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Glens Falls

PhotoShelter – Websites, tools and great ‘how to’ resources such as free business guides, webinars, blog.

ASMP.org – The American Society of Media Photographers; a trade association focused on spectacular member benefits, advocacy and a great resource for the business of photography.

PhotoReview – Journal, competition, exhibitions and submission opportunities

Know Thyself: The Art of Self-Promotion

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What am I doing that is different than any other artist out there? Why should anyone care? These are questions that keep us up at night – or at least they should, if you really need to find your niche.

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Know Thyself: The Art of Self-Promotion is a workshop I am pleased to facilitate for NoMAA on November 7th, as part of their 2015 NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute.

This is a hands-on, dig-deep kind of workshop. You will ponder what makes you unique as an artist, have a chance to hone your “elevator speech,” and take the necessary steps in finding your marketing niche. We all have a place in the world.

Additional workshops that day (it IS all day!) are Meet the Funders: Current Trends in Community Arts Funding, and The Third Act: Creating after 50. 

Register Online by: November 5th
Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion (St. Nicholas Ave @ 168th St), NY, NY
More Details: NoMAA