Project Lab Seminars

Project Lab Seminars

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The 2023 Project Lab and professional development series offers guidance on best practices and community impact through platforms tailored to each participant by offering access to career advancement Seminars + Workshops discussing grant writing, editing, and portfolio review preparation.

The 1st day of the Project Lab Seminars is open to any and all interested lens-based artists and will focus on the presenter’s course discussion. The 2nd day Workshop provides an added experience for a portfolio review that allows participants to discuss their projects and receive feedback from each other and the instructors.

The seminars and workshops will take place hosted online through Zoom. Pre-registration is required for both days, however, please note there are limited spaces available for the Workshops on Day 2. The presentation shared on Day 1 is recorded and shared with all registrations, current Review Santa Fe participants, and CENTER Members post-program.

All Project Lab Seminars are provided free of charge to current CENTER Members. Please email for access to the free registration link.


On February 8, 2023, join Deborah Espinosa, attorney and visual storyteller, for a seminar on how to research, write, and report on successful grants. This seminar will also answer “what is a fiscal sponsorship?” and how it can be used to secure grants and donations to support your project. Learn More


On March 22, 2023, join Deborah Espinosa, attorney and visual storyteller, and learn about developing community-based projects, working directly with the public, and tips for effective collaborative practices. Connecting with an audience is an essential component of a photographic project. Community outreach is vital in fostering interest and funding to support the work.

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The Project Lab Seminar Program is made possible by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.