Fresh Arts Workhop: Do It Yourself Success with Eleanor C. Whitney

Plan and Grow Your Dream Project


Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project

With Eleanor C. Whitney

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Presented by Eleanor C. Whitney, the author of "Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!" this workshop will focus on giving you the tools you need to make the project of your dreams a success. Whether its finishing your first zine, launching your handmade business, planning an exhibition or tour, or just spending more time creating, this workshop will help you articulate a mission, create a timeline, set goals, and find resources for your dream project.  


We will begin with a presentation on the basics of how to clearly define your project and how to develop a project mission. Participants will then work in small groups to share their individual projects, articulate clear goals and brainstorm resources needed to bring your project to fruition. Come with an idea you want to develop and expect to leave with concrete steps to take to actualize your project and the motivation that comes with knowing you are part of a strong community of DIY creators and entrepreneurs.




Wednesday, October 16

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

@ Fresh Arts

Winter Street Studios

2101 Winter Street, #B11

Houston, TX 77007


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Current Fresh Arts Members:

Online registration (Before noon, 10/16/13) - $5

Walk up registration (After noon, 10/16/13) - $10



Online registration (Before noon, 10/16/13) - $10

Walk-up registration (After noon, 10/16/13) - $15




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Please direct any questions you may have regarding this workshop to Sarah Schellenberg,




Do It Yourself Success: Plan and Grow Your Dream Project With Eleanor C. Whitney Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Eleanor Callott Whitney is a writer, rock musician, educator, and arts administrator raised in Maine and living in Brooklyn. She finds joy in bringing order to the chaos of creativity, empowering artists with the tools they need to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and in managing and facilitating creative projects with panache. She is the author of Grow: How to take your DIY project and passion to the next level and quit your job!, released in 2013 by Microcosm Publishing.


Eleanor writes extensively about art, culture and nonprofit management and published the personal, art zine Indulgence for 15 years, as well as co-founded the Portland Zine Symposium.  She blogs about fashion, travel and art at and plays guitar, writes songs for and sings in indie rock bands, mostly recently in Corita. She is fluent in French.


An experienced arts administrator and educator, she is currently a Program Officer at the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has also worked as an educator, public programmer, and fundraiser at the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and at POV/American Documentary. She has led workshops on book and zine making, media literacy, using social media, grant writing, fundraising, and budgeting for students of all ages. She is the proud recipient of a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College where she learned to stop worrying and love statistical and budgetary analysis.

Oct 16, 2013 to Oct 17, 2013
11:30 pm to 1:30 am

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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