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This year we are expanding our 2013 pilot program, ArtPrize Link Sessions—a series of one-on-one meetings for selected ArtPrize Artists to make connections with contemporary fine art and design professionals in our region.

Link Sessions will provide real connections, professional advice, and new opportunities to ArtPrize Artists through these one-on-one sessions, during which more than 40 contemporary art and design professionals will volunteer their time to consult and advise participating 2014 ArtPrize artists. Link Sessions are intended to catalyze professional advancement opportunities; Artists can use their session for portfolio review, conceptual presentation and feedback, or informational interviews.

Each session will run 20 minutes and will be generously hosted at Blue35, located at the corner of Commerce and Oakes. Link Sessions are open only to 2014 ArtPrize Artists. Artists will apply to meet with the art and design professional of their choice by indicating their area of interest and writing a brief proposal describing how they intend to use the 20-minute session.

A link to the application form has been e-mailed to all 2014 Artists. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the ArtPrize Exhibitions team, and successful applicants will fill the sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Additionally, ArtPrize has partnered wih ArtServe and Lawyers for the Creative Economy to present exclusive programming, running concurrently with Link Sessions as a further opportuntiy for professional development. Programming details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Students, hobbyists, and emerging and established artists can all benefit by connecting with our consultants who are leaders in fine arts organizations, academic institutions, and the design community. ArtPrize Link Sessions consultants are recognized experts, curators, community organizers, envelope pushers, activists, artists, theorists, gallerists, and entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the consultants, organized alphabetically by session, by clicking the session dates below:

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