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In 2019, Professional Development Opportunities Abound

Tracie Morris

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host a one-day Career Development Workshop for Writers, presented by Creative Capital, on Saturday, March 30, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Register here.

Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and income streams—all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of writers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from other writers how these tools can be used to achieve success, however they define it.

But the Greensboro event is just one of several Career Development workshops being held around the state in 2019. As follows:

  • Mallarmé Chamber Players & Creative Capital are hosting Beyond the Practice Room: Practical and Business Strategies for Professional Musicians. Sunday, March 3. Details.
  • Culture Mill & Creative Capital present Sustainably Engaged, a day-long workshop exploring tools, strategies and links between funding your work, and inclusive and equitable social engagement. Saturday, March 9. Details.
  • Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center & Creative Capital are offering a one-day Strategic Planning + Communications for Artists Workshop. Friday, March 15. Details.

These workshops are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council as part of its commitment to artists’ professional development. The N.C. Arts Council has partnered with Creative Capital for the past 15 years to bring high-quality training opportunities to North Carolina artists in all disciplines.

Accepted participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan of action based on their own goals for their writing careers, a close community of informed and educated peer artists (including participants and workshop leaders) who can act as resources for future endeavors, and the Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward personal goal setting and financial management.

The registration fee for this full-day workshop—a value of more than $200, including morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the Strategic Planning Workbook—is only $35 for NCWN members, $75 for non-members.

This Career Development Workshop is open only to the first 24 qualified applicants. Those who wish to register must apply online through the NCWN Submittable page, submitting a short writing sample, a current CV, and a brief Statement of Writing Intent, along with the registration fee. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the workshop fills or the registration deadline of Monday, March 18, whichever comes first—so don’t wait until the last minute to apply. Applicants who are not accepted into the workshop will receive a refund of their registration fee.

To apply, click here!