Applying for things! + Workspace Residency Info-Session – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Applying for things! + Workspace Residency Info-Session

September 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm EDT


Access information: This event will take place as a Zoom meeting. If you encounter any issues, please send us a text message at 716-427-4125.

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In this presentation and workshop, Rivet’s co-founders Katrina Neumann and Kira Simon-Kennedy will share resources, strategies, and things to watch for for artists who are applying to opportunities such as grants, residencies, and fellowships, followed by a Q&A for attendees. Of interest for artists of all experience levels, the presentation will be a brief info-session by curator Ekrem Serdar on the Spring 2022 application for Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency program. For more information about the Workspace Residency, click here.

You can now watch the event below. Scroll to the 20 minute mark of the video to skip to Rivet’s presentation on Applying to Things.

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Bios of the presenters

Katrina Neumann began her career as a visual artist while working in arts institutions as an in-house designer, web manager, marketing, and communications specialist for the past 18 years. On nights and weekends, she founded the startups “Rate My Artist Residency” and co-founded “Rivet“; both are platforms that help artists find residency opportunities, funding, and transparency within this niche market. Neumann freelances as a graphic designer, web designer, social media, marketing, and communications specialist for artists, small businesses, non-profits, and arts institutions. For more details here is my full resumé.

Kira Simon-Kennedy is the co-founder & co-director of China Residencies, a multifaceted arts nonprofit that has supported hundreds of different international creative exchanges to China since its inception in 2013. She has been a fellow at NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design & technology, as well as the IFP Made in NY Media Center, building Rivet to connect creative people with opportunities worldwide. She also produces independent films and documentaries, including 登楼叹 Ascension (Tribeca winner for Best Documentary 2021) as well as ongoing series about the creative scenes in China’s 2nd and 3rd tier cities, and a previous year long project about China’s underground music scene for the record label Modern Sky.

Kira holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a member of the inaugural class of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice program in Social Impact Strategy and Arts & Culture. She is a translator of French and Chinese texts on art and philosophy and co-wrote “Holy Shit My Friend Has Cancer,” a website to help young people deal with tough situations.

Photograph of Kira Simon-Kennedy by Joy Ding. Image description: Kira is a white woman with long brown curly hair, wearing glasses and a peacock blue jacket. She is standing outside in front of trees and smiling.


September 15, 2021
3:00 pm– 5:00 pm EDT
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