Ana & Adeline Foundation sponsors workshops to offer the YAYA community resources and networks that bolster their careers as visual artists and designers.
The Foundation sees the grant & scholarship application process as a professional development opportunity. In the months leading up to the grant & scholarship application deadline, the Foundation hosts workshops to help artists prepare competitive applications. Workshops focus on writing narratives, developing budgets, creating video pitches, selecting work samples, collecting letters of recommendation, etc.
Better Together: Crafting the Future event at YAYA
Better Together is a Crafting the Future (CTF) event series working to amplify, celebrate, and support the careers of BIPOC makers, from aspiring artists to newly and firmly established artists. Hosted by YAYA, the event featured many artist vendors including YAYA alumni: Brandon Bartley, Julia Irons, Raymond Rollins, Frank Singleton, Derroles Taylor, & Paul Michael Wright.
Scholarship/Grant Info Session & Resumé, Artist Statement & Budget Lab
Foundation Director Ann Kaufman provided important application information. Creative strategy leader Asante Salaam led an interactive workshop for artists and designers at any career stage to fine-tune their professional tools.
Professional Development Workshop for Artists & Designers co-hosted by Ana & Adeline Foundation & the Joan Mitchell Center
Twenty-four artists and designers from Joan Mitchell Center’s AIR program and Ana & Adeline Foundation grantees participated in a daylong STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP presented by Creative Capital.
How Y'all Doin'?
Ana & Adeline Foundation & alumni (Julia Irons, Rondell Crier, Carl Trim, and David Garcia) hosted a virtual community event for YAYA alumni & guild to catch up, discuss current projects, funding and artist resources, earn prizes, and more!
Work Sample & Video Lab, Application One-on-One Reviews
Media artists Jourdan Barnes and Quinton Gilmore led an interactive workshop for artists and designers at any career stage to fine-tune their digital portfolio. Later, artists received individual feedback from Asante Salaam by appointment.
Toy Design Workshop - a pilot project for mentorship
The Ana & Adeline Foundation seeks to support the generational relationships between the YAYA alumni and the young artists at YAYA. As a pilot project, the foundation invited YAYA alumnus Brandon Thomas to design a studio mentorship project centered on his unique professional experiences. Thomas and his colleague, DeAndre Moore, both graduates of Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, presented two toy design workshops at YAYA.