AAE:SIA Module 1: Being a Professional Artist (Fall 2021)

Recorded On: 10/05/2021

Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists

Module 1: Being a Professional Artist

Open Date: Monday, September 20 2021

Quiz Due: Monday, October 4, 2021

Facilitated online discussion: October 5, 2021 at 2:00PM EDT

To understand the professional role and leadership responsibilities of the artist in society and examine the non-profit, public, commercial, and academic career paths open to artists and those working in cultural fields. Participants will explore the necessary entrepreneurial skills for artists to thrive in the marketplace of ideas, arts products, and cultural services in order to help artists generate and manage revenue and resources.

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Keya Crenshaw


Black Chick Media

Keya Crenshaw, a native of Columbus, OH, attended The Ohio State University where she received her BA in 2006 with honors and double majors in Women's Studies and Film Studies. Keya has previously held positions at The Ohio State University in the Office of International Affairs, at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, American’s for the Arts, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Columbus Post Newspaper.

Founder of Black Chick Media, LLC, Keya acts as a Film Festival Consultant, Digital Media Maven, and Writer. As a creative entrepreneur and actor, Keya is a member of numerous organizations including the League of Professional Theatre Women based in New York City, the So and So Arts Club based in London, England, and Past Productions Columbus. Her most recent book chapter, Unbought & Unbossed: Black Womanist Resistance and the Power of Holding Space, is forthcoming this year from The University of Arizona Press.

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Module 1. Part 1
Module 1. Part 2
Module 1. Part 3
Module 1. Part 4
AAE:SIA Module 1 Quiz
AAE:SIA Module 1: Being a Professional Artist Live Discussion
Live event: 10/05/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.