The image of the struggling artist atop a lonely garret, pouring blood, sweat, and tears into an undiscovered masterpiece is certainly iconic, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be you. The Queens Council for the Arts is offering the opportunity for emerging artists to sign up for one of our Peer Leadership Circles. What exactly is that slightly corporate sounding group of proper nouns? Well, a PLC is simply a safe haven, a space for artists to develop, de-stress, and learn how best to take action with their own work and their communities.
A six-month program of small group mentoring sessions led by a trained peer facilitator, the Peer Leadership Circle is a chance for you to deepen your resolve in your own projects and expand your artistic community, meeting others who are asking the same questions and struggling with the same career challenges.
Participants learn how to strengthen their capability to create and implement a thoughtful action plan through peer sharing and reflective questioning. They also begin to understand how they, as leaders, can engage and catalyze their artistic, geographic, and cultural communities. If those sound like skills worth developing and friendships worth making, you can get involved by contacting Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org!