What I Stand For (March 4) and your other awesome ideas
Last October, EAP put out a request for proposals for new programs that would serve our local network. I’m happy to announce the first of three chosen proposals, created by one of you, will come to fruition in just a few weeks:
Jeanne Pfeffer, @Pfeffworks
Charles Slender, FACT/SF
Ramekon O’Arwisters, Photography Curator, San Francisco Airport Museum
What I Stand For is a two-hour workshop for artists and arts workers that will provide space and tools to help define or refine your personal mission statement. Too often identity becomes wrapped up in work or relationships, and you loose sight of who you are and the goals that are unique to you. It becomes easy to forget basic things like why you do what you do, or what you want out of your life. In times like these, a personal mission statement can be your guide back to your true self and help to align your personal goals with your professional life.
Hosted by EAP, Pfeffworks, and CounterPULSE, What I Stand For offers the time and space for you to think, write, and talk about yourself, in order to begin crafting your personal mission statement. Leave your organizations, affiliations, projects, and problems at the door. This is two hours for YOU to focus on YOU. While you may not write a perfect mission statement in this one workshop, you will come away with a renewed sense of who you are, and what you stand for.
Space is limited to 24 participants to facilitate a comfortable and productive working session.
Advanced reservations highly recommended.
Participation fee: $10
Jeanne Pfeffer is the founder of Pfeffworks, providing administration, management, and production for the performing arts in the SF Bay Area. Current clients include FACT/SF, Jess Curtis/Gravity, and CounterPULSE. Jeanne has previously worked as a fundraising and PR consultant with Quinn Associates. She served on the Host Committee for the 2012 Dance/USA Conference and was a 2012/2013 Emerging Arts Professionals Bay Area Fellow. Prior to her move to the Bay Area, Jeanne worked with such organizations as the American Dance Festival (NC), Zenon Dance Center (MN), and DRP Dance (MN), among others.
Later this year we’ll also enjoy two other accepted proposals:
The Heart of It: A series of stories from the arts leaders who inspire us. Project leader Alex Ryan Randall.
ArtBuzz: A creative game and workshop that involves toasting a beverage (or other incentive) to common buzzwords while watching a mashup of the year’s top arts conferences and other influential resources. Project leaders Katherin Canton Titus, Katie Fahey, Jessie Johnston, Danielle Siembieda-Gribben.
If you have a great idea, keep an eye out for our next request for proposals this coming May!