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WORKING 1: How to be an Artist in COVID

KST Presents

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 6:00pm

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This virtual conversation welcomes invited artists who will present on their processes translating their artistic practice into our new virtual reality. Learn from their experiences, challenges and successes and ask questions that can help inform your work! Featured speakers include Brooklyn based Vietnamese choreographer, dancer, theorist, and activist, Anh Vo, Pittsburgh based artist, curator, educator, writer, and arts consultant, Tina Dillman and artist, educator and puppeteer Dave English.

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Anh Vo is a Vietnamese choreographer, dancer, theorist, and activist. They create dances and produce texts about pornography and queer relations, about being and form, about identity and abstraction, about history and its colonial reality. Their choreographic works have been presented nationally and internationally by Target Margin Theater, Dixon Place, MR @ Judson, Brown University, Production Workshop, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid), greenroom (Seoul), Montréal arts interculturels (Montréal), among others. Currently based in Brooklyn, they are the Co-Editor of Critical Correspondence , a frequent contributor to Anomaly , and a blogger at Cultplastic.


Tina Dillman is an artist, curator, administrator, leader, educator, writer, and consultant that is currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her masters degree (MFA) from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014, and her bachelor’s of fine arts (BFA) in 2003 from the University of Iowa. She has dedicated her life to the arts through the founding of non-profits and fiscally sponsored projects, holding paid positions at various art non-profits, board involvement, and volunteering at fundraisers that benefit local arts organizations. She has exhibited, performed, and attended residencies nationally and abroad. Her latest project that she launched this past summer as a response to the pandemic, The Bloomfield Garden Club, is a monthly outdoor salon that features vulnerable artists (mothers, women, those along the gay spectrum and artists other than just white) performing or presenting new work in art, music, dance, literature, or theater/comedy.

Dave English is a puppeteer, writer, and educator. Dave has a BFA in Puppetry from West Virginia University, did his internship at the University of Michigan’s Festival of New Works, and attended the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Center twice. English’s experience developing and implementing high quality educational programming stretches twenty years.

He worked as the Studio Programs Coordinator at the Andy Warhol Museum, helped to develop Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network with a community foundation called The Sprout Fund, and served as the Director of Membership and Development at The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Dave is a FINE Resident Artist at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, A Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh Friends of Music Fellow, A Flight School Fellow Artist, a Distillery Residency Artist, an PA Arts Artist Opportunity Award Recipient, and Boom Concepts Studio Artist.

In 2020 he finished a full length puppet movie that he wrote and directed called “The Dragon of Polish Hill” as part of the New Hazlett Theatre’s CSA Series Season 7 with support from The Heinz Endowments. Dave currently works as an after school tutor with Homeless Children’s Education Fund, as a freelance artist/writer, and c0-hosts Boom Puppet Karaoke Slam.


WORKING 2: A Practical look at OBS with Jonathan Bucci

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 6:00pm
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This session introduces participants to OBS (Open Broadcasting Software), a free software video switching tool for live streaming and live to tape recording.

WORKING 3: Establishing COVID-19 Safety Protocols for your Art Practice

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 6:00pm
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Join us for a conversation about the considerations one needs to undertake, and the measures that should be set in place for collaborating safely through COVID-19.

WORKING 4: Navigating Unemployment with Peter Ennis

Tuesday, February 16 | 6:00pm
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This session welcomes labor and employment lawyer Peter Ennis to cover the basics and best practices when it comes to navigating the Pennsylvania unemployment system.

WORKING 5: Changing Funding Landscapes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 6:00pm
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This panel discussion brings together foundation representatives Shaunda McDill (The Heinz Endowments), Celeste Smith (The Pittsburgh Foundation) and Jake Goodman (The Opportunity Fund) to share the impacts of 2020 on their work funding artists and organizations.