MVS On the Road
*To book a consultation session in any of the cities announced below, please fill out the client fact sheet.
August 24 – September 4, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations
|August 24, 2015||to||September 4, 2015|
MVS will be available for a limited number of phone and in-person consultations for existing clients while home in Tucson. If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at email@example.com to schedule a session. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.
September 12 & 19, NYC: 2-Day Aperture Workshop “Securing Support for Your Long-Term Project”
|September 12, 2015||to||September 19, 2015|
Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.
On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.
During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.
Tuition: $500 ($450 for currently enrolled photography students and Aperture Members at the $250 level and above).
For more information and to register visit www.aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson2015.
September 24-26, Oklahoma City: MVS is Featured Speaker at SPE South Central Conference
|September 25, 2015|
Society for Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference: Spheres of Influence
MVS will be participating in the South Central Regional conference of the Society for Photographic Education, hosted by the University of Oklahoma September 24 – 26th, 2015. For complete conference details visit this website; conference registration is required for attendance.
NOTE: Non-SPE Members are welcome to attend, with full conference ($85), one-day ($30) or single event ($15) passes available; non-member student conference passes are $65.
She will presenting two lectures:
Sustaining Your Long-Term Project: Fundraising, Sponsorship & Creative Focus
Friday, September 25, 11:00-12:00
“Many photographers engage in creative projects that live within them for years, continuing work on them as funding allows, while others are intent on finishing a specific project that requires travel or other resources for completion. No matter what the parameters are for growing and concluding your project, securing time and support on many levels is essential. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication & exhibition of your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to research and connect with like-minded individuals, organization and foundations who share a passion for your subject. The types of monetary grants available through corporate & private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations, and sponsorship. Throughout the seminar, Ms. Swanson will share resources for fundraising and describe her research methodology to secure financial support for your photography project to reach the broadest possible audience.”
Understanding the Value of Your Work in Multiple Markets
Friday, September 25, 3:00 – 4:00
“One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. It is increasingly common to see photographs made by collectible artists step beyond their gallery’s walls to be featured as illustration within powerful graphic design. Whether a fine print is shown in a museum setting or in a corporate office, reproduced as book cover illustration or featured within product advertising, the value of that photograph is different for each buyer. In this seminar, noted author/educator Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify new markets and assess the role photography plays within them. She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images who are likely to respond to the style/content of your work, and the most effective approaches when introducing yourself and your photography. Swanson will guide you in assessing the value of your work within today’s diverse photography marketplace, and coach you on considerations artists must be mindful of when taking their artwork across multiple markets.”
October 23, NYC: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo
|October 23, 2015|
|4:30 pm||to||6:30 pm|
Javits Convention Center, New York City
“Many photographers engage in creative projects that live within them for years, continuing work on them as funding allows. Securing time and support on many levels is essential. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication and exhibition of your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to research and connect with like-minded individuals, organizations and foundations who share a passion for your subject. The types of monetary grants available through corporate and private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations and sponsorship. Swanson will share fundraising resources and describe her research methodology to secure financial support, allowing your photography project to reach the broadest possible audience.” Class ID: FC4
Registration is required to attend. Visit www.photoplusexpo.com for details.
December 10-13, New Orleans: MVS participating in PhotoNOLA
|December 10, 2015||to||December 13, 2015|
MVS will be participating in the 10th Annual PhotoNOLA Festival in New Orleans. Registratio for the Portfolio Reviews open September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. CST; see event website for complete details: www.photonola.org
January 19-24, 2016: Finding Your Audience: MVS Master Class
|January 19, 2016||to||January 24, 2016|
Offered in Tucson, Arizona, this workshop is designed for photographers who have begun to present their work to targeted audiences, with career strategy at the core of our discussions. Photographers will gain a deeper and broader understanding of today’s print collecting, licensing and publication markets and more in this advanced workshop.
Participants benefit a great deal from the experience of others. Artists accepted to this workshop will be expected to share their professional experiences with the class.
A portfolio of images and overview of professional experience will be reviewed for consideration of participation.
Learn details on submitting applications here.