Artist’s Portfolio (DAN4366.01) (cancelled)

Dana Reitz

Explaining artwork often goes against the grain, yet artists are regularly called upon to articulate their processes, tools, and dynamics of collaboration. To help secure any of the myriad forms of institutional support including funding, venues, and engagements, artists must develop essential skills, creatively and flexibly.

Finding a public language for what is the private process of creation is an art in itself. Furthermore, understanding and discovering ways to adapt to changing economic realities is a critical component of making work; bringing the work into the world is a natural part of the artist’s process.

This course addresses basic issues involved in generating, developing, producing, and presenting artwork. Students will write artist statements, biographical statements, curricula vitae; will write basic grants that include project descriptions, cover letters and budgets; will organize promotional portfolios/tapes; will interview each other; and will give short lecture demonstrations. All written work will be workshopped in class during break-out sessions, to help each other focus, edit and further refine. 

This is for advanced students of performing and visual arts disciplines who wish to find the language that is reflective of their true creative processes, helps clarify and further their own investigations, and is readily available to present to others.


Learning Outcomes:
Learn to present one’s own work with more clarity.
Learn to help others refine their own language to get closer to what they mean to say.
Learn from others in different art fields about a variety of art-making experiences, the use of language, and the work itself.



Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Advanced level experience in Performing or Visual Arts.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Dance , Drama , Updates , Visual Arts , Remotely Accessible
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