Ella Project Boot Camp

By May 18, 2018
June 9, 2018 – June 10, 2018 all-day
Central School Arts and Humanities Center
809 Kirby
Room 108, Lake Charles
LA 70601
Ashli Waldrep

The Ella Project will be hosting a Boot Camp for artists in Southwest Louisiana.  This program, designed for advancing visual artists in all mediums, will take you through all aspects of visual art as a business. Using a combination of presentation and small group work, the boot camp will address:

• How is art sold? What determines pricing?
• Promoting yourself and your art.
• Working with Galleries, festivals, and commission.
• Copyright and visual arts law.
• Creating an arts business.
• Developing a career plan to succeed.

8:30 to 5 p.m.
Lunch provided

10 to 4 p.m.
Lunch provided

Cost to attend is $35 and you can pay through paypal link below.

This program is taught by lead instructor Gene Meneray, co-founder of The Ella Project, who has presented this program to over 300 artists across Louisiana, and is a former professor of Arts Administration in the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans. Additional presenters include Katie Odell, gallerist and former Social Media Manager of the National WW2 Museum, and Ashlye Keaton, entertainment attorney and intellectual property professor at Tulane Law School.

The Ella Project was launched in January 2004 by co-founders Ashlye Keaton and Gene Meneray in partnership of the Arts Council of New Orleans, Tipitina’s Foundation, and Tulane Law School to offer dedicated pro bono legal assistance to low to moderate income artists, musicians, and grass roots non profits of Louisiana. As ELLA grew, services in arts business assistance and development and cultural advocacy were added to its portfolio.

Since 2004, The Ella Project has served more than 2000 clients, offered in depth workshops across the gulf south, and has been profiled nationwide including by The New York Times and National Public Radio. Ella  has won numerous honors and distinctions, including the Cultural Economy award from the State of Louisiana. In 2016, ELLA became a stand alone non profit organization, dedicated to the tenets of arts business development, legal services, cultural advocacy, and policy engagement.