WORKSHOP: WRITING FOR ARTISTS
October 14, 2023

Date: October 14th & 15th         Time: 11h - 14h          Price: 38 euros/day; 70 euros/wnd

Artist Ester Eva Damen organises this series of lessons to give other artists some tools on how to write texts about their own work, proposals for funding, and more. She will help to get closer to the core of their own fascinations, keeping the text authentic and clear.

Practice. In a short series of lessons tools are given to write a practicalapplicable text. How can you let go of self-censorship and produce text? Howcan you get closer to the core of your own fascination? And how can you be aneditor again and give everything a head and tail?

Authentic. We’re tryingto find authentic words. Many texts by artists become too pretentious or toogeneral. Make it into something that really suits you. Avoid using the sameword too often. Give a picture. Let others feel your passion. Develop thecourage to give an impromptu talk about your work to a group. It is possible tostep in just like that, but it is useful to bring your own project. We workwith techniques which can lead to more freedom in writing and larger concentration.

Feedback. Within thesafety of a set of benchmarks, the group is invited to provide feedback on thetexts so that they become sharper. You learn in this way to positively usecriticism.

Language. We encourage you to write and make notes in your mother tongue, we sharethe texts in English. Your level of English is not important for the excercisesin this workshop.

Ester EvaDamen is a filmmaker with a background in the visual arts. She studied at theFilm Academy (script & direction) and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Sheadvises artists who want to develop a text about their own work in groups aswell as in one to one sessions.



To register, please go to https://jetee.nl/en/write-us/ or write an email to jeteestichting@gmail.com

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