When prompted in the form, make sure to select Jes Reyes as the "Name of Preferred Consultant."
I provide Artist Career Consultations exclusively through Springboard for the Arts. In a consultation, I get to know you and your work, help you set goals, and develop realistic strategies to help you reach those goals. I have a unique background in experimental film, painting, and community arts, and am excellent at assisting others marketing, grantwriting, and time management.
What is a consultation?
Consultations are one-hour meetings to seek advice, guidance, input and direction on your career and work as an artist.
What can you expect from a consultation?
People schedule consultations for all sorts of reasons. Some prefer a big picture look at their work and career, and want to talk through long-term plans. Some wish to run a new idea for a project or business past someone and receive some constructive feedback. Others may be working on a specific grant or project and need assistance in writing portions of it. In other cases, artists may wish to figure out what their next steps might be, particularly if they’ve recently graduated, retired, changed careers or are beginning a new artistic discipline. If it’s goal-oriented and within the scope of a one hour meeting, we can do it. Things that we can do (and often do) include:
How much do consultations cost?
Consultations are priced at suggested fees of between $0 to $75 an hour, with $45 as the average. This means we are asking you to make an honest evaluation of what payment is within your ability. The actual administrative cost of a consultation is higher than the rates on this scale, so we encourage you to pay at the highest level within your means, as it allows us to offer lower rates to those who need it. You pay directly for your consultation through Springboard for the Arts.
What happens after you request a consultation?
I will get a notice that you've requested me. I will email you shortly to set up a time to meet. I generally prefer to meet in Springboard's Lowertown St. Paul offices. I am flexible though and can meet at other locations within the Twin Cities area. If there is an accessibility issue or regional issue, I can also do consultations over the phone or online.