Shoebox Lab

Shoebox Lab

Enrollment is now open for our 2022 Shoebox Lab 6 month workshop

(January through June 2022 – Meetings start January 8, 10am PST and we meet every other Saturday- subject to change based on holidays, etc)

Open to artists outside of Los Angeles

Sign up information below (enrollment is limited)

When you enroll, you gain access to…

A Monthly virtual group meeting (via zoom)
Each month we will focus on a new business of art subject including: Social media, Exhibition proposals, Email Newsletters, Gallery representation, Art Fairs, Creating your own opportunities, writing a business plan, Portfolio tips and strategies, website suggestions, pricing and more.
You will also receive handouts after each meeting with more resources, links and tools to help you move forward in your career.

Monthly virtual studio visits (via zoom)
Each month we will meet with several artists at a time for 15 minute virtual studio visits. We will critique the work and answer any questions or offer suggestions, recommendations for galleries, curators and more. We are looking forward to helping you assess where your work fits in the contemporary conversation. (Each artist will get (1) 15 minute time slot within the 6 month workshop)

Exclusive Facebook group – Shoebox Resource Lab
This is a place for the Shoebox community to get to know each other in between our virtual meetings. You can ask questions, share resources, upcoming events and more. This group is moderated by the Shoebox team so you will have access to our knowledge and expertise too.

Bi-weekly Call-for-art Subscription
You will have access to our bi-weekly call-for-art subscription. We research and filter out calls for art, grants and residencies to help you gain opportunities for exhibitions, money and community.

Art and Cake – Artist Registry
We will include your work and website in our artist registry on our Art and Cake, online art magazine, website.

Curated Group Exhibition at Shoebox Projects
You will be invited to participate in a group exhibition at Shoebox Projects once the workshop is finished.

Chance for a solo exhibition at Shoebox Projects
We will offer a solo exhibition to one artist at the end of the workshop.

Access to Mentorship, Community, Opportunity, Accountability and Encouragement

Early access to exhibition/event opportunities

25% Discount on individual 1-hour consultations


Fee is $600 for the 6 month workshop (non refundable)

If you are a California artist, you may be eligible for Center for Cultural Innovation’s Quick Grant of $600 for professional development activities. You must apply by NOVEMBER 15, 2021 for the grant. For more information click here

Sign up for Shoebox Lab here