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Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.


This workshop will introduce you to a wide range of resources and support for artists of all kinds. Whether you are an emerging artist (whatever that means) or you have been emerging longer than you expected, Karen will give you some ideas of how to move forward. Karen does not believe that there is one way to be an artist and has a wide range of examples and ideas to consider. She will also answer your burning questions and engage you to consider a wide range of opportunities and strategies that just might change your perspective. So please come and hang out and get some new ideas, as well as share your own experiences with others.

Date and Time:
April 16 from 10:30-11:50 a.m. 

Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSC) - Room 101

Due to limited seating, please RSVP for a free ticket here.

About Karen Atkinson:

Atkinson is an artist, curator, nonprofit founder, business owner, instigator and collaborator who has shown internationally and creates large public projects as well as gallery-based work. She does not wait to be validated by the art world gatekeepers and has produced large and varied projects on her own terms. She is a founder of Side Street Projects, Getting Your Sh*t Together and was a faculty member at CalArts for 31 years although she has been teaching for much longer. GYST was founded officially in 2005 as a way to help make life better for artists by providing resources, services, software, publications, a casual radio station and a podcast called How The Art World Works. She shares her knowledge with other artists as an activist in order to bust the myths of the art world. She is a little bit irreverent and tries to have some fun when teaching business skills and relevant information to help you thrive as an artist on your own terms.

More Info: 


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School of Visual Arts and Design 407.823.2676


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School of Visual Arts & Design GYST Getting Your Sht Together art Karen Atkinson