Winter Workshop Series

We are excited to host a series of workshops covering a range of topics, from making video installations from raw data to publishing your writing in arts periodicals! The diverse themes reflect the broad range of activities that many practicing artists engage in, and we are pleased to conclude the series with an introduction to the work of CARFAC, an organization that has defended the rights of artists for decades. 

All workshops are free for members of Modern Fuel. Memberships are an easy way to support our non-profit organization; more info here.

 

Exhibition Submissions Workshop

7-9pm on Wednesday, February 15 at Modern Fuel

FREE for members / $5 for non-members, please register in advance by emailing info@modernfuel.org

Led by Emily Pelstring, Stefy McKnight, Teresa Carlesimo and Michael DiRisio

This workshop will provide an overview of submitting applications to exhibit at galleries, with a focus on photo and video formatting. More information here.

 

Artwork Documentation Drop-In

noon to 5pm on Feb 23-25 at Modern Fuel

FREE for members / $5 for non-members, please register in advance by emailing info@modernfuel.org

For these three days, artists are welcome to use the empty gallery space to document their work; our cameras, tripods and lighting equipment will be made available for use.

 

Writing for Arts Periodicals

2-4pm on Wednesday, March 8 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Led by Michael DiRisio

FREE admission 

Learn where to find calls for papers, how to develop and submit an essay or review proposal, and best practices for working with editors. This workshop is co-presented by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and will be held in the study section of their Contemporary Features Gallery, in conjunction with their exhibition the hold: studies in the contemporary collection.

 

Critical Data Aesthetics Workshop 

7pm on Thursday, March 23 at Modern Fuel

Led by Wesley Goatley, in partnership with Queen’s Film and Media

FREE for members / $5 for non-members, please register in advance by emailing info@modernfuel.org

We will cover methods for turning data into sounds and visuals using Max MSP, while also engaging in a broader discussion around the ethical dimensions of making art with found data.

 

Artist Fees and CARFAC Representation

7-9pm on Thursday, May 11 at Modern Fuel

Led by Taylor Norris

FREE for members / $5 for non-members, please register in advance by emailing info@modernfuel.org

Participants will learn about the CARFAC artist fee schedule—which outlines professional rates for artists—and learn how to negotiate fees, navigate copyright and seek representation from CARFAC.