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ViVA Artist Packet Sample Now Online

Over the past several months, ViVA Educators have worked in close collaboration with our dynamic roster of artists to research and author special toolkits – Artist Packets. Now live and accessible on our website, the Artist Packet is made up of several key sections:

BIO

A detailed bio, and highlights of the Artist’s projects and key themes, compose the first section of the Packet.

GETTING REAL

Our Educators and Artists share personal humanizing notes about the Artists, their perspectives and personal motivations and influences, like favorite books, films, exhibitions, artworks, and philosophical ideas, among other things.

ARTMAKING IS A KIND OF PROBLEM-SOLVING

ViVA Educators’ collaborative process also surfaced challenges that many educators and program facilitators experience in helping students or audiences understand artworks and recognize personal relevance. To address this, our Educators delved into the ways that artmaking is a kind of problem-solving. The Educators worked with Artists to define the ways that art allows us to visually and physically respond to the world around us and provide ways to expose how Artists use their medium and processes to tackle identified challenges and propose solutions to problems we all experience.

WE THINK YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THIS

ViVA Educators have also explored the many writings – articles, essays and reviews – and videos about or by each artist or collective, in order to select a carefully vetted and annotated array of content to include in each Artist Packet. This section of the Packet is intended to help our client-partners efficiently prepare assignments and lesson plans for classes or share an approachable video or story with audience members in the lead-up to a ViVA engagement.

WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT

ViVA Educators have also relied on their backgrounds in museum and community education to provide audience-appropriate ideas for different types of groups: community and general public, university audiences, and, whenever possible, K-12.

PROMPTS AND FEEDBACK

To maximize audience engagement through tactics that can be deployed before, during and after a ViVA engagement, ViVA Educators have identified key prompts that can be distributed or woven into discussions, as well as activities that can be utilized immediately after a talk or discussion, or following a program.

HAVE YOU ALSO THOUGHT ABOUT…

Sometimes it helps if a client-partner explores other projects or collaborations that the Artists have undertaken with schools, museums or partners. This section features several links for exploration and creative brainstorming.

LET’S MAKE THIS FIT

Finally, each Artist Packet considers ways that a pending ViVA engagement might be further customized to a client-partner’s specific audience or group, and strategies for expanding the impact or the demographic reach for those interested in attracting new audience members.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

The Artist Packet closes with all of the contacts, email addresses and phone numbers needed by client-partners as they organize their ViVA engagement, and links to their client portal where ViVA has loaded publication-ready images, sample press releases, bios (short and long), sample audience surveys, and additional assets.


View a sample ViVA Artist Packet on ViVA's "How it Works" page.

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