Skills: The Hustle, Funding Your Practice
Amanda Bradley and Juan Luis Matos
In this session, with assistance from Amanda Bradley and Juan Luis Matos, we will present several case studies on how different artists fund their living through their practice. Because artists don’t have a blueprint for what their career looks like, many of them struggle with understanding what is possible. This session is meant to help artists set more realistic goals for their practice.
About the Speakers
Amanda Bradley is a Belizean American artist and arts administrator based in Miami, Florida. She received a BFA in Photography from New World School of the Arts. Currently, she is the Programs Manager at Oolite Arts, where she oversees The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Art Awards as well as Oolite’s Exhibitions Program. Her work explores place and landscape as a means to connect and understand identity, belonging, histories, and relationships. Her work has been exhibited in The land remembers the flood at FAR Contemporary Gallery; Work from Home at The Bass Museum of Art; Further than Memory, Intimate Distances at Artmedia Gallery; Notices in a Mutable Terrain at Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry; It will never become quite familiar to you at Oolite Arts, RCS: 76-100 at Swampspace Gallery; The Passing of Time at the Alfred DuPont Building; american fine arts, an allegory for americas at Art Movement LA, California and Current Projects in Little Haiti, Florida; and In This Moment at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; amongst others.
Juan Luis Matos (b. Havana, Cuba) is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Miami, Fla. He studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany and received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a 2020 Regional Emmy Award Winner and currently an artist in residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, FL.
Sat, March 19, 2022
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.