Portfolio Development Workshop for Creatives


For artists and creatives at all skill levels who are struggling to keep motivated during this difficult time, we invite you to attend this free portfolio development workshop. This workshop will cover the basics of developing a professional quality portfolio, including writing a CV, bio, artist's statement and press release along with exploring funding, residencies and exhibition options and best practices. Along the way, we'll hear rare insights from working artists, curators, and gallerists around the world about how artists can achieve their goals and strengthen their presence in the arts.

This workshop is lead by Mirabelle Jones, a creative technologist who was most recently Senior Designer/Developer at Meow Wolf.

Workshop Logistics

Dates: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Times: 11am – 12:30pm PST

Cost: This event will be live-streamed online for free. Donations help offset the costs of producing events and allows us to offer them for free to those who cannot give at this time — please consider contributing what you can.

Workshop Outline

• Define current career goals
• Prepare and develop your online portfolio
• Write an artist's statement, CV, and bio
• Apply for grants and residencies
• Explore a wide range of financing opportunities
• Promote your work and expand your network
• You'll also hear directly from professional artists, curators, and gallerists as they relay useful insights about everything from starting a collective to how to stand out when applying for opportunities

Online Workshop

This 1.5 hour online workshop will be held via video webinar. We will have an online community chat to share your questions during and beyond the workshop. The workshop will be recorded, archived and shared with participants for a limited time. Please contact us if you have any additional questions at [email protected].


Mirabelle Jones

Mirabelle Jones (they / them) is a creative technologist and interdisciplinary artist from Oakland currently living in Copenhagen. Recently, they served as a Senior on Meow Wolf‘s interactive technology team with a specialization in immersive storytelling using sensors, computer vision, and responsive lighting and sound. They are the founder of Art Against Assault, a grassroots organization which promotes works by survivors to raise funds for national resources. They speak regularly at arts institutions like The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Maryland Institute College of the Arts about the intersection of technology, social justice, and the arts. Their works have been acquired by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the Center on Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Syracuse University, the University of California Berkeley, as well as many other institutions. They have held residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, KALA Arts Institute, Hive Gallery, Codame Labs, Arts Everywhere and Unit One. Their works have been exhibited internationally including most recently the Museum Meermanno, The Center for Performance Research and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Their performances and visual works have been heralded by the Huffington Post, ArtNet, Bustle, ATTN, Refinery29, Inquisitr, Mic., Sleek Magazine, Feminist Magazine, Google and Yahoo News, Deutsche Welle, and on the cover of the Berliner Zeitung. They possess an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College and a BA in Language Arts from the University of Santa Cruz informing their world building process as a creator.

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