Nexus: Professional Development opportunities for artists

NEXUS is dedicated to increasing the professional expertise and viability of emerging media artists from under-represented communities. The program includes professional skill training, mentorship critique, presentation and networking opportunities.   Priority for participation is placed on serving artists of color that have had limited opportunities for academic and professional training in the arts and are of low income.  To view upcoming activities just click the button below:   

Professional artists work with small groups of adult artists to provide formal guidance and instruction.   Mentors critique artwork, and guide artists through creative processes that add new content to their portfolios. 

Professional practicing artists lead intensives workshop activities  that engage participants in sharing artwork, providing  cultural insight, hands-on activities, and in-depth critique.

Mentorships

In Progress works on the premise that everyone has the potential to teach.  Peer to peer training is designed to strengthen individual ability while developing support networks and a sense of community.

SKILL TRAINING

Master workshops

Participants receive individual consult that assists with preparing electronic portfolios, resumes, bios, and public presentations.

Participants receive individual consult that assists with preparing electronic portfolios, resumes, bios, and public presentations.

COACHING

Participants present portfolios though public exhibitions, screenings and group gatherings.    

PRESENTATIONS

Artists that participate in Nexus receive unique opportunities to access professional production and lighting equipment at no cost.

Tools

As participants advance in the program, opportunities arise for them  to perfect their work, receive critical feedback,  edit and then introduce their portfolios to larger audiences. 

As participants advance in the program, opportunities arise for them  to perfect their work, receive critical feedback,  edit and then introduce their portfolios to larger audiences. 

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

 Nexus takes artists that are at different stages of their artistic development and brings them together in sessions that help in developing a foundation for long term engagement. 

NETWORKING

Sometimes artists just need a place to quietly work on their art.  Nexus artists gain access to the use of our main floor studio, music studio and more.  

WORK SPACE

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This program is made possible through the generous support from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Program.  Funding for this activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to an appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.