Whitaker Center's Visual Arts Advisory Committee is offering four seminars in an effort to aid in the success and promotion of Central PA artists and those working within the arts. The seminars will provide access to professionals from various industries and organizations who will supply information, resources, answer questions and exchange ideas. Whitaker Center's Visual Arts Advisory Committee is comprised of five local arts organizations: Art Association of Harrisburg, Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg, Jump Street, Susquehanna Art Museum, and Whitaker Center. It is through the joint efforts of these groups that the seminars were developed and made possible.


  • For general information, please contact Deborah Peters, Exhibits Manager, 717/724-3872.

ATTENTION: VAAC Seminar Grant Writing Made Easy to be held at Jump Street on Thursday, February 7, 2013 has been CANCELLED. For more information please contact 717-238-1887.


Kicking It Up A Notch: Sparking Your Creativity with New and Innovative Media and Techniques - CANCELLED
Thursday, January 17, 2013; 6pm-8pm
Art Center School & Galleries, 18 Artcraft Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

A seminar featuring a panel of expert artists sharing ways to jumpstart your creativity, an ideal discussion for those in a creative rut or just looking to expand their artistic horizons. Artists working in any media are welcome to attend.

Grant Writing Made Easy - CANCELLED
Thursday, February 7, 2013; 6pm-8pm
Jump Street, 100 North Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

A $10 donation is requested at the door.
Registration is required by calling: 717-238-1887 or email: msnyder@jumpstreet.org

Workshop includes art advocacy, funding available for organizations and individuals, free technical assistance until application is submitted, and learning how to answer grant questions, hot to create a project budget, and how the panel review process works.

Copyright Laws
Thursday, February 21, 2013; 6pm-8pm
Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

A $10 donation is requested at the door.
Registration is required by calling: 717-236-1432 or email: carrie@artassocofhbg.com.

Benjamin Dunlap of Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP will provide important information and answer your questions regarding Copyright Laws and what all visual artists should know in order to protect their artwork.

Who…Me? An Advocate?
Thursday, February 28, 2013; 6pm-8pm
Susquehanna Art Museum, 15 North 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 (3rd St. next to entrance of Strawberry Square)

A $10 donation is requested at the door.
Registration is required by calling Wendy Sweigart, Director of Outreach Education: 717-233-8668 x 7 or email: wsweigart@sqart.org.

Part of being an artist IS being an advocate – for your work, for your organization; for your community. Join Jenny Hershour, Managing Director of Citizens for the Arts in PA and Wendy Sweigart, Director of Outreach Education from the SAM for a discussion on how artists can become more involved in supporting our cultural infrastructure, and why it’s so important. Learn how to transform your passion into a vehicle for change.