Block Talks

Block Talks are small, informal presentations on creative topics, often with visual presentations and artist remarks. These online events are for emerging creatives and their families to hear from and speak with experienced creative professionals in small groups and active conversations.  While there are opportunities to be a part of larger events elsewhere, we want to provide a smaller alternative for families and young creatives who thrive from closeness and connection with topics and presenters.

Block Talks were piloted in the PYAO studio as opportunities for AOB apprentices to present on topics important to their lives and share their knowledge with other apprentices.  The intimacy and close connections made through those Block Talks inspired us to create similar experiences for AOB studio crew, alumni, family and friends.

Interested in presenting a Block Talk? Contact Melissa Ezelle,

Teaching Artist Kristine Aono with PYAO apprentices in Summer 2019

Recent and Upcoming Block Talks:

  • Establishing Good Credit with C.A.R.E., March 10
  • Making a Business Plan for Your Online Art Business with Daniel McArthur, March 17
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property with Emma Raviv, March 19
  • Career Block Talk: Public Theater with Victoria Davidjohn, March 24
  • Career Block Talk: Arts Administration with Grace DeWitt, April 7
  • Public Funding for the Arts with Anne, April 21
  • Artist’s Talk with Hector Catano, May 7
  • Ethical Research Practices with C.N.E. Corbin, May 12 
  • The Americorps/Vista Experience with Annabel and Melissa, Friday, May 21
  • Navigating Federal Work Study with Melissa, Wednesday, May 26

Public Archived Block Talks:

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