ABOUT

Learn the basics of publicity, marketing, and social media with a framework of ethics and social justice. What are the best practices for writing a description of your show, how do you get the word out, what are the foundations for image uses, and web accessibility? We will seek to answer these questions and more in this three-hour lecture-based workshop. You will get suggestions for free (and some paid) tools to support your work, learn key elements of copyright and social media, and general marketing strategies that all artists and organizations can implement to uplift your work. Open to LGBTQ+ artists

Taught by Bay Area artist, Mia Nakano. Space is limited to 28 participants.

DATE & TIME

Saturday
February 8, 2020
10:30am – 1:30pm

LOCATION & ACCESS

Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612
The venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible

BRING

Pen & paper and/or laptop

Register here

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Mia Nakano is an artist, archivist, social change maker rooted in Oakland, CA. Her work is shaped through her experiences as a proud 4th generation Japanese American, queer woman of color, daughter of a single mother, and sister of a deaf adult. She is a self-taught artist, who advocates the strategic and ethical use of the arts to make social change.

Nakano is the Founding Director of the Visibility Project and Co-founding Director of the Resilience Archives. She is a board member of Banteay Srei, whose work is dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young Southeast Asian women in Oakland. She is on the leadership team of the Asian American for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network, and co-founder of Hyphen magazine. Nakano has dedicated the last fifteen years of her life to uplifting the stories and histories of LGBTQ Asian Pacific Americans.

She has worked with Colorlines, the Kathmandu Post, Democracy Now! the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Institute, Salon.com, APEX Express, Peacock Rebellion, People’s Kitchen Collective, and the de Young. She is a strategic consultant for artists, non-profits, and small businesses. She believes in doing what you love as much as possible and that no meal is complete without cheese.