Digital Capacity Skills Building

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Digital Capacity Skills Building (On-Demand)

This program was designed to bridge the opportunity gap for people who have not had opportunities to learn crucial digital skills necessary to collaborate on projects digitally.

The training is produced through a partnership between the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. 

It was  supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council, with funds from the state of Vermont. This project was funded by  Vermont Arts Council.

Click on the course you have an interest in

Google for Collaborating Artists

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Google provides a platform called Google Workspace for text, spreadsheets, and slides.
  • Google Workspace for Organizing Artist Collaborations: Part 1- Introduction to Google Workspace and Creating a Gmail

This is part one of a four-part series designed to give artists an overview of how to collaborate using Google Workspace tools such as Gmail, Docs, Slides, and Sheets including examples of how each tool can be used by artists. Part 1 in this series includes a primer to teach you how to start a Gmail account, how to perform a Google search, and a tour of the Google Workspace. Click on this link to start the video: https://youtu.be/YAQbe3lqtM0

  • Collaborating with Google Workspace and Zoom (First part of Part 2)

When you are collaborating in Zoom, a colleague may drop a link into the chat box so the group can edit a Google Doc at the same time. This video shows you how to minimize your windows so you can view the Zoom screen share and Google Doc at the same time. It will also show you how to find your Zoom Window if you lose track of it. This training is produced through a partnership between the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. Click on this link to start the video https://youtu.be/eweeaXwmTgE

  • Google Workspace for Organizing Artist Collaborations: Part 2: Google Docs

This is part two of a four-part series, designed to give artists an overview of how to collaborate using Google Workspace tools such as Gmail, Docs, Slides, and Sheets with examples of how each tool can be used by artists.

Artist Tutorials

The following links for a variety of tutorials are provided to aid our artists in writing important documents such as an Artist’s Statement and an Artist’s Biography. You can also get good information on how to write a resume.

Click on the link:

Artist Statement and Bios. Maryland Institute College of Art


Writing an Effective Artist’s Statement: Some Practical Tips – Claremont Graduate University


Write Your Resume. Illinois Community College: The Career Center


Building Confidence: using your bio & artist statement to talk about your artwork

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