A.S.K. Launch!

Almost exact­ly a year ago, I was con­tact­ed by Salina Arts & Human­i­ties and they asked me to help them help their cre­ative com­mu­ni­ty. After spend­ing time meet­ing with local artists of all dis­ci­plines and skill lev­els, facil­i­tat­ing round-table dis­cus­sions with artists and stake-hold­ers to iden­ti­fy what resources and tal­ent were with­in the com­mu­ni­ty, and many dis­cus­sions with the Sali­na Arts and Humani­ites staff, I pro­posed sev­er­al paths for­ward. In the end they con­tract­ed with me to cre­ate and deliv­er a work­shop series tai­lored to their com­mu­ni­ty, uti­liz­ing my lengthy expe­ri­ence in artist’s pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and the area’s local tal­ent. After a year of work and many dri­ves back and forth through my beloved Kansas Flint Hills, I am excit­ed to launch my new pro­gram, A.S.K. | Artists. Shar­ing. Knowl­edge.!

The rub­ber hits the road this Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 10 as I con­duct a full day work­shop for 32 artists of all dis­ci­plines enti­tled An Artist’s Roadmap: Where Do You Want to Go? and Plot­ting a Path to Get Therewhich focus­es on strate­gic plan­ning and goal set­ting using a vari­ety of modal­i­ties to dis­cov­er the par­tic­i­pants wants and needs, and how to achieve their dreams. Through­out 2018 it will be fol­lowed by three more full day work­shops: Telling Your Sto­ry: Com­mu­ni­cat­ing About Your Art­work, Ampli­fy: Get­ting the Word Out and Build­ing Your Audi­ence and The Bal­ance Sheet: Bal­anc­ing Pas­sion and Prof­it.  Addi­tion­al­ly, between these deep div­ing work­shops there will be rec­om­mend­ed read­ing, week­ly momen­tum build­ing activ­i­ties, and short­er evening pro­gram­ming to expand on the top­ics and cap­i­tal­ize on the exper­tise with­in the com­mu­ni­ty. I bet you’ve nev­er been so jeal­ous of those liv­ing in North Cen­tral Kansas!

If you would like more infor­ma­tion about this series or any of the oth­er pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment work that I do (which includes a talk tonight at Mis­souri West­ern Uni­ver­si­ty on dig­i­tal strat­e­gy and anoth­er one next week for a con­fer­ence in Boca Raton, Flori­da), drop me a note and let me know.



  1. LOUANNE Hein February 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    Sounds like it could be a great online event too!

    • Chris February 9, 2018 at 8:51 am #

      Stay tuned…

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