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1 Careers in the Arts: Stories and Learnings from Indiana By Kristina Davis, Warren Miller and Judy Champa

2 Agenda ArtsWORK Indiana—From Project to Organization Artist’s Perspective—Warren Miller Artist’s Perspective—Judy Champa Questions

3 ArtsWORKIndiana.org ArtsWORK Indiana is an informal, statewide group of people interested in improving arts- related professional opportunities and careers for people with disabilities.

4 ArtsWORKIndiana.org ArtsWORK Indiana In Action History Website Creative Connections Workshops Artistic Career Development Grants

5 Website ArtsWORKIndiana.org

6 Creative Connections Workshops 1.Employment 2.Membership Connections 3.New Partnerships 4.Feedback

7 ArtsWORKIndiana.org Artist Access Grants $$$$ for artists and artistic/career development Came out of Creative Connections project as well as feedback from artists at monthly meetings Administered by the IAC as an extension of our Individual Artist Program Grant Artist Access added as discipline

8 ArtsWORKIndiana.org VSA Urban Artisan Program IIDC Mentorship Project IAC Embracing Community Change Colloquium IAP Access Grants

9 WarrenMillerArt.com Warren Miller Graphic Designer and Pop Artist

10 WarrenMillerArt.com Warren’s Story Born deaf Developed artistic skills at young age Completed studies in Graphic Design Graphic Design Career Laid off after 30 years as a Graphic Designer Struggle to become a full time artist

11 WarrenMillerArt.com Aiming for Success Interact with fellow artists Local and National exposure Website creation and monthly update Create Facebook and Twitter profiles Art Festivals Paint, paint, paint!

12 WarrenMillerArt.com Lessons Learned Do research Plan ahead Know your limitations Establish your own schedule Be prepared Protect your rights

13 Heirloom-Classics.com Judy Champa Artist and Business Owner

14 Heirloom-Classics.com Judy’s Story Born an Artist Family Support (Nonnie) Becoming a Photographer Turning Point--Life After the Accident Accepting my Limits--Creative Problem Solving Life as a Business Owner

15 Heirloom-Classics.com Keys to My Success Apprenticeship Creative Problem Solving Support Network Partnership Honesty and Integrity

16 Heirloom-Classics.com Lessons I’ve Learned Know your strengths and weaknesses Know your limits Love what you do Be honest with yourself and others Only God is perfect

17 Questions? Comments? THANK YOU!

18 Contacts Kristina Davis Indiana Arts Commission Warren Miller WarrenMillerArt.com Judy Champa Heirloom-Classics.com


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