June 1st: “The Value of Values for First Peoples’ Artists” with Ben Sherman (Oglala Lakota)
Your career as an artist is a crucial life endeavor. Success in your artistry will depend on how well you prepare yourself for your career. That preparation involves the development of artistic skills, business skills, personal disciplines and relationships. Furthermore, our belief is that any worthwhile endeavor in life must possess a vision, supported by a firm foundation of core values. Core values serve as guideposts to shape the character and content of your life’s vision. Adopting core values such as generosity, respect, humility and integrity can boost your image, identity and relationships in ways that are beneficial to your art career. This webinar will discuss ways of discovering and adopting values from your own observations and experiences with role models. Positive values can be found all around you — among your relatives, friends, teachers and community leaders.
June 15th: “Artist Negotiations” with Kaloku Holt (Native Hawaiian)
June 29th: “Protecting Your Online Images” with Robert Martinez (Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Nation)
**Webinar topics and trainers will be added as they are confirmed**
The newly created FPF Resilience Series has been developed to continue our work to enhance the business and entrepreneurial skills of Native artists and culture bearers, as well as expand our virtual community during these rapidly changing times. Every week, First Peoples Fund and our nationally recognized Native Artist Professional Development (NAPD) trainers will deliver values-based, topic-focused webinar (Mondays), followed by technical assistance office hours (Wednesdays) to follow-up on and answer any questions regarding the Monday webinar.