As we all know, there are a number of institutional (SAIC, Columbia College, UIC…) and less-institutional (Paul Klein’s Artist Works, CAR’s lecture series, Three Walls salons…) ways to get yourself educated about the art world and the ways that artists support their careers. We at Bad at Sports have always been interested in and a fierce supporter of transparency and explanation, so we are excited about every affordable educational opportunity we can find.
Our friends at the Chicago Artists Coalition have gone through a number of changes in the last couple of years and look posed to dramatically change a lot of artists lives. So we have been waiting with interest to see what they would do with their educational workshops. We will no longer, the first is this Saturday.

UPDATE-They are now delaying the discussion till September as to accommodate all of us who are out of town for the summer.


Technology + Art

You understand how social networks work. Now make social networks work for you.

In this seminar, a series of speakers will demonstrate the significance of social media technology and why it’s too important to ignore, how to effectively use the leading social networks to promote yourself and your work, and help you to pinpoint the social media outlets most relevant to your artistic practice.

Speakers: MartinJon Garcia, Creator of ChicagoArts; Anijo Matthew of Illinois Institute of Technology; and Pek Pongpaet, VP of Technology and Product for SpotOn Inc; Panel Moderator: Sara Schnadt of Chicago Artists Resource.

Our seminar will be a mixture of presentations, discussion and a Question & Answer segment to address your particular questions. Handouts will be provided.

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 now some time in september
Time: 1 – 4:30 pm
Location: Chicago Artists’ Coalition (217 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607)

Cost: $25 (CAC Members) or $45 (Non-Members).

Registration is here.


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