Create Appalachia offers workshops

April 11–16, 2024 @ Create Appalachia Center for Arts & Technology

Create Appalachia presents two workshops at its offices in Kingsport, Tennessee, and Johnson City, Tennessee, during April.

"Snapshot to Story: Digital Photo Organization for Creatives" is held April 11 at 6 p.m.

Anyone who uses digital photography to promote their work (think social media) will benefit from attendingSnapshot to Story: Digital Photo Organization for Creatives.This presentation, by certified professional organizerAngie Hyche, will teach attendees actionable tools and frameworks to organize, categorizeand curate their digital photo libraries. Hyche will cover a number of important points: the best storage system for photos for easy access and security; how to find duplicates and photos that need to be deleted; when it makes sense to group photos into albums and when it doesn’t; the best way to store photos acquired from others; and, how to find quality copyright-free photos for promotional use. Hyche is a certified professional organizer, author, speaker, podcasterand the owner of Shipshape Solutions. Her passion is helping others simplify their lives so they can focus on what's most important. Sheis the author of "Unholy Mess: What the Bible Says about Clutter"and the co-host of the podcast"Uncluttered: Shaping Your Heart & Home for What Matters Most."

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"Artist/About Statement and Professional Bios: An Overview" is held April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Create Appalachia office in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Katie Hoffman, executive director of Create Appalachia and a former writing and literature professor, will leadArtist/About Statements: An Overview.A solid artist/about statement is a critical piece of making connections with potential clients, customers, galleriesand venues. A bio is another must-have for artists or creative entrepreneurs who want to promote their work or business. Along with some idea-generation exercises, this presentation also covers the purpose and uses of statements and bios, which ideas belong in each, and ways to deploy them for PR success. This session won’t just benefit artists; it will serve any creative entrepreneur with a specialized small business who wants help presenting themselves professionally.

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For information about other events sponsored by Create Appalachia The Arts@Work Series continues into June with two different sections of Branding Yourself as a Creative (with Kelly Porter) and Social Media 101 (with Jocelyn Mathewes). To keep up with the latest offerings and happenings, follow Create Appalachia on Facebook and Instagram: @createappalachia.

Create Appalachiastrives to make our region a better place to live and work by supporting innovation and creative entrepreneurship. The primary focus is startups and small businesses that marry creativity and technology. Thegoal is to incubate new businesses, increase employment opportunities for artists and creatives, and highlight the key role that creativity plays in the region’s economic vitality.

The Arts@Work Seriessupports entrepreneurial creatives and makers who wish to develop their professional business skills. Topics include introductions to business strategy, marketing, communication, pricing, and client relations.We also offer skill-based certification courses. The Arts@Work professional development series is curated to meet the particular needs of small creative businesses that combine artistry, imagination, and technology.

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