Strategies for Sustainability: Living Life as an Artist (DAN4143.01)

David Thomson

We have consistently seen that artists are lacking certain skill sets, tools and resources that would empower and strengthen their ability to create work, develop personal stability and envision longevity in a realistic way. How can we approach these issues in a holistic way that addresses the person and well as the artist? This course covers a range of topics that addresses the ability to create a quality of life, share access to resources, and redefine concepts of success. This class is open to artists in all artistic disciplines.

Covered topics include:
Healthcare
Financial Literacy
Housing | Homeownership
Artist Statements | Mission
Fundraising | Grant writing | Residencies
Personal Wellness
Time Management
Conflict Resolution
Principles for building a sustainable life
Artist Advocacy
Developing and sharing strategies and models

Co-requisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.

Prerequisites: Permission of the dance faculty. For registration please contact dreitz@bennington.edu
Credits: 4
T 2:10-5:50
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: One time only
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