Are you an artist? Do you struggle with writing? The American Craft Council wants to help! 

It can be intimidating to get your thoughts down on paper. But writing, just like throwing pots, is a skill that can be learned. The ACC firmly believes that any artist can put together a thoughtful and compelling artist statement. What’s more, we understand how important these statements are when it comes to securing exhibitions, grants, and press opportunities. That’s why we’re giving a talk focused on writing tips and holding one-on-one coaching sessions to help attendees of “Claytopia,” NCECA’s annual conference, perfect their artist statements this spring. 

Each half-hour session will pair an artist with a unbiased, experienced editor – including staff from our award-winning magazine American Craft. Be sure to bring a draft of your statement to the coaching session along with any questions or concerns you may have, whether they be about grammar, clarity, or tone. The talk (“The Write Stuff”) is scheduled for earlier the same day and will provide helpful tips and readily accessible resources to help you hone your writing skills and improve your confidence. 

The talk is open to all “Claytopia” attendees, but space is limited for the coaching sessions. Reserve your spot today on the Eventbrite sign-up page. 

We can’t wait to work with you! 

The Write Stuff Talk

Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 2

Artist Statement Coaching Sessions
Friday, March 29, 2019

3: 15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room L100H 

Megan Guerber is the interim editor in chief of American Craft, the bimonthly publication of the American Craft Council. Prior to joining the ACC in 2016, she wrote for Public Art Review and SciArt in America, was assistant curator at AC Institute, a nonprofit gallery in New York, and served as a researcher and production assistant for the International Award for Public Art.