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FREE WORKSHOP: Art of the Profile 2024 • March Edition


• Meet + Interview Artists and Other Teens • Experience Art • Write Profiles

Arts Angle Vantage kicked off 2024 with a series of Art of the Profile workshops.

In March, we offer it again and give teens more opportunities

  • to learn what local artists are doing,

  • to discover what motivates creative people,

  • and to become published writers.

  • note: for sophomores, juniors and seniors

Arts Angle Vantage's first Art of the Profile workshop of 2024 interviewed Kentucky Shakespeare Associate Artistic Director Amy Attaway and got interviewing tips and insights from journalists Chris Kenning and artist Ed Hamilton. Photos by Arts Angle Vantage.

Join us starting March 2. (See registration form below or here.)

Early Registration Reward

— Act before 9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25.

— Receive a $10 gift card to the coffee house of your choice. (Those that provide gift cards.)

WHAT: Art of the Profile, a collaborative workshop, meets Saturdays from Feb. 17 through March 23 and includes a slate of guests,including local teen actor Leilani Bracey, and out-of-session art events. Bracey has appeared in many local productions including those at Actors Theatre, CenterStage, Kentucky Shakespeare and others.

Events in this workshop include:

• Saturday, March. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Attending "The Prom" JCC Centerstage's production of the musical.

• Saturday, March 9. Session with actor Leilani Bracey.

• Saturday, March 16: A discussion on profiles with artist William M. Duffy and LEO Weekly Editor-in-Chief Erica Rucker about her profile of him and the upcoming exhibit of his work at The Speed Art Museum.

• Made possible with a grant from Metro Louisville Government, support of University of Louisville's Department of Communications and the cooperation of JCC CenterStage.

Actor Leilani Bracey in Kentucky Shakespeare's "Sense and Sensibility." Photo by Brian Owens. Courtesy Kentucky Shakespeare. (Left) Bracey in "13: The Musical" last winter at CenterStage. Photo by Robyn Kaufman. Courtesy Trager Family Jewish Community Center. .

WHEN: Saturdays • 10 to noon

March 2, 9, 16, 23; April 13, 20

• Sessions address essential elements of creative profile writing, interviewing arts journalism and criticism; making a pitch; interviewing, and more. Guest artists and media professionals are invited.

• Some sessions cover art forms and local art history.

• Participants work on profiles with technical support from mentors and special advisors.

WHERE: University of Louisville, Belknap Academic Building, 201 East West Shipp Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208. Participants will make one or two visits to locations for chosen profiles outside meeting times.

Artist William M. Duffy in his studio and a portrait along with one of LEO Weekly Editor-in-Chief Erica Rucker who both with discuss the profile of the artist in the March 16 session of Art of the Profile. Rucker wrote the profile in advance of the upcoming exhibit featuring Duffy's work at The Speed Art Museum.

BENEFITS: In Arts Angle Vantage second collaborative workshop teen participants

• Experience art, attend performances, meet artists and ask them questions.

•  Profile artists, including a creative person of your choice. Explore interviewing techniques, creative profile writing, and story angles.

• Have your work published after working with a mentor. This valuable experience and resulting materials support academic pursuits, including applications tospecial programs and college. (Past participants have their pieces published by the Courier-Journal, LEO Weekly, collegiate and high-school publications, and on Arts Angle Vantage's own digital platform.)

• Meet combinations of artists and the journalists who have profiled them to gain insights into their rapport. (You receive the articles before you meet them.)

• Meet other teens who share your interests and make friends from schools throughout the region.


BACKGROUND: A free hands-on experience in creative expression for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to connect to the local arts community and learn and practice writing and reporting with the guidance of professional arts journalists/educators.

• Arts Angle Vantage assists participants in obtaining tickets and passes to events. In almost all cases, costs are covered.

• Past Arts Angle Vantage workshop participants have profiled performance and visual artists and covered programs presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dance Theatre of Harlem at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway in Louisville musicals.


• To participate, applicants must agree to attend all sessions. (Absences can be excused if approved up to two days in advance.)

• Activity outside meeting times include interviewing artists and seeing art. Participants get to choose what they will cover.

• Registration requires submitting a registration form and writing sample.

• 15 spots available


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