Does your next big idea take your work in a new direction? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll practice empowering approaches to integrate organizational strategies into your creative practice. Through scaffolded exercises, you’ll learn how to develop long-term thematic work by understanding time management, setting research strategies, defining key goals, and creating actionable steps. Come ready to explore a new project and leave with a production plan in hand!
This intensive workshop depends on your engaged participation – – bring your favorite digital or analog writing tools. It’s best to have one or two general project ideas that you would like to develop.
Since 2000, Sue Mark, Oakland-based artist, cultural researcher and literacy educator, has been designing interactive opportunities for communities to amplify and preserve neighborhood narratives in Oakland, across California, nationally and internationally. Working under the moniker marksearch, she collaborates with neighbor groups, community organizations, citizen historians, local knowledge-bearers, and activists to create dynamic situations for listening, learning and making visible local culture at risk of erasure. marksearch has received support from local art commissions, foundations as well as state and federal funders including: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Creative Work Fund, The California Humanities, The California Arts Council, The Japan-US Friendship Commission/National Endowment for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation and others. Sue is a recipient of the Kala Print Public Fellowship (2014, 2017) and has partnered with Kala on Commons Archive, a long-term North Oakland memory project. Learn more at: marksearch.org