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Meet Buffy Taylor, Visual Artist and TEAL Member


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This month, we are kicking of our Fall Fundraising campaign by looking at how we are impacting the Triangle Arts Community. 

 

First, we look at our impact on individual artists, by talking to Buffy Taylor. 

Artist Buffy TaylorBuffy Taylor is an emerging visual artist working in the Raleigh and the greater Triangle area. While her creative works include multiple mediums and substrates (including walls and sidewalks in public spaces) she mainly uses acrylic paint on canvas. Buffy has been a part of the Triangle Artworks community for two years, serving on our TEAL Steering Committee, attending our professional development workshops and participating in our annual SMASH event. She is just one example of how Triangle ArtWorks actively WORKS to provide support, community and opportunity to the Triangle’s artists of all disciplines.

“Joining the TEAL (Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders) Steering Committee was the best decision I could have made as an emerging artist. Every moment I put into planning and attending the educational and social events by TEAL for Triangle Artworks benefits me ten-fold. Connecting with new people leads to new opportunities and new opportunities connects to new creative groups of people. The Triangle area is flourishing in creativity and creatively minded people. Having an organization that is out there helping us to better ourselves as we better our craft is incredibly rewarding. I truly am humbly grateful for this experience.”

Buffy Taylor, Visual Artist and member of TEAL Steering Committee

We love artists (like Buffy) and we love supporting them! But we simply can’t do it alone. We need YOUR HELP to keep working hard for the area’s creative community. Show your support for building a thriving Triangle Art scene with a financial gift to Triangle ArtWorks today – any gift amount helps!

DONATE HERE

 

 

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TEAL is Back! With a Lunch & Learn on Audience Building on 9/23

11694064_10153580657021495_1207117681964864248_nTriangle Emerging Arts Leaders, that group of young (or young at heart) folks working in the arts in the Triangle has taken a bit of a hiatus.  But its BACK!

We are bringing back TEAL’s popular lunches, but adding a new element.  Its easier to get away from the office when you are learning something…right!  So, each TEAL lunch will now have a discussion topic and a discussion leader from the Triangle arts community. As always, TEAL lunch is also just a great time for networking and discussion of general issues facing arts leaders.

Here’s the info on this month’s lunch:

TEAL September Lunch and Learn

This month’s topic:

“How to build an audience – through social media,
collaborations & other crazy ideas”

img_0281Leading the discussion will be G. Todd Buker, Artistic Director of Bare Theatre. Commonly referred to as a “vagabond” company, Bare is a Triangle-based company that does not own its own stage/theater (which saves a lot of money!). In the last 5 years, the company has grown its audience tremendously through crowdfunding, social media, and collaborations that have enabled them to pay the artists involved! Todd will begin the discussion with a short talk on the topic and then open the floor for group discussion. Come ready to share stories on what has worked or what hasn’t for you, and to learn from each other.

Here are the details:
Where: RTP Frontier, Dive Conference room, 3rd floor
When: Friday, September 23
Schedule:
11:30      RTP Food truck rodeo opens in the Frontier parking lot. So, grab lunch there (come early, there will be lines!) or just bring a brown bag lunch!
12:00     Discussion begins
1:00        Official ending of discussion, feel free to stay and chat!

Who should attend?

  • Anyone trying to build an audience, customer base, whatever … and looking for new ideas on how to build a community around and support for the work you are doing.
  • Anyone who wants to meet and network with other young (and young at heart…we don’t check ID’s!) people working in the arts field in the Triangle.
  • Anyone who needs to expand their network of like-minded people from across the Triangle and across the Triangle region … to share ideas and successses as well as failures and frustrations.
  • Anyone who just wants to meet new people or see old friends over lunch!

Find out more about TEAL and sign up for our email list here, and follow us on Facebook!!

The event is free, but help us make sure we have room for everyone by signing up here.

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TEAL hosts Fundraising Discussion with Christina Menges

11694064_10153580657021495_1207117681964864248_nNew-ish to Fundraising?

Want to build upon your development skills?

Come learn from area expert, Christina Menges, in our upcoming TEAL. discussion.

  • Tuesday August 11th from 6:30-7:30pm at The Frontier in RTP
  • Speaker: Christina Menges, Director of Development for ARTS NC STATE.
  • Light refreshments provided.

During this interactive discussion we will explore key topics such as:

  • How to meet potential donors/supporters
  • Improving networking skills
  • How to make “The ask”
  • How to market yourself or your organization for greater appeal to potential donors/supporters
  • Engaging and maintaining donors /supporters
  • Donor/supporter relationship etiquette

All in an interactive, discussion setting, where you can ask questions, share strategies and learn from the speaker and each other!  For more information, email us.  Let your friends know you are coming on our Facebook event page!

What? Never heard of TEAL?

Want to learn more about Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) – who they are and what they do?  Look at their Program page on ArtWorks Site.  For up-to-date information about TEAL events, check out their Facebook page!

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TEAL – Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders Roundtable June 23rd

Are you getting the support you need to grow as an arts leader?

A recent TEAL monthly lunch at Bocci.

What resources or programs do you need?

Come learn how others are finding support and help us look at ways to better support Emerging Leaders.

This article in the recent Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders blog salon, caused several TEAL members to contact us and say “Are emerging leaders getting the support they need?” So…let’s talk about it!

Join us for a TEAL roundtable discussion about what pressures Emerging Leaders feel to grow, learn, and adapt their work, and how they are dealing with it.  Talk to other Triangle’s young arts leaders about how and where they are getting the support and resources they need.  Also, help ArtWorks identify unmet needs and help us brainstorm on ways to meet them.

Afterwards,  join other Emerging Leaders and more “seasoned” arts leaders for networking, fun and perhaps a local beer or two!

Date: Monday, June 23rd
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Mercury Studio 401 W. Geer Street Durham (behind & below Motorco)

The Game Plan:

6:30-7 Networking and Mingling
7:00 Roundtable discussion begins
8:30 Group adjourns to Fullsteam to continue discussion/networking
We will also be inviting leadership from other arts service organizations to listen to the discussion, so that we can have more minds and organizations involved in working on this issue.

Let us know you are coming! RSVP by email.

 

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“Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders” Group Forming

Triangle ArtWorks is working with a Core Group of local arts leaders to create a Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders Group. The idea is to create a networking group of “young” arts administrators that will meet periodically for discussion and networking, with a goal of not only helping the Group’s members learn from each other and some discussion leaders, but also to facilitate collaboration between them and their organizations.

What is an Emerging Arts Leader?

This group is patterned, loosely, after the Emerging Leaders  program at Americans for the Arts, which limits their group membership this way: “The Emerging Leaders Network targets professionals who are 35 years of age or younger or who have less than five years of experience, but invites arts leaders from every age range to participate.” which is the definition that we will use for our Group.  There was a clear feeling among the Core Group that this should be only for arts administrators and not the general “arts community” so that the Group could tailor discussions to the issues facing the work of arts organizations specifically. (Got an idea for another Triangle-wide arts/design related networking group? ArtWorks is all about supporting regional networking, so talk to us!)

 

When is the first meeting?

The first meeting will take place on the “Fourth Friday” March 23rd at noon, at Shiki Sushi.  If you are a Emerging Arts Leader in the Triangle, come out to meet your peers, share ideas and have a great time with other current and future leaders of the cultural sector. Each gathering will have a discussion topic, and we will look to our Core Group and peers to facilitate conversations. The first meeting will be an informal meet and greet, and we’ll also have an open discussion about future topics, locations for gatherings, and what experiences members would like to get out of participating.

How can you participate?

If you fit the above definition of Triangle Emerging Arts Leader, send us an email and we will put you on the Group’s mailing list.  If you can come to the meeting on March 23rd, let us know so we can include you in the reservation!

See you there!

Beth
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