Boosting Your Side Hustle

Monday July, 31, 7:30–9:30pm
Hosted by Chelsea Hogan
$10 
Members email info@wccw.us for 20% off code

Do you have a passion that you’re ready to turn into a business? Join like-minded women who want to turn their side hustles into booming businesses that support our whimsical dress habits, pay our rent, and make us happy. Hear from those who have walked this path before, share successes and challenges, and learn strategies to move your business forward. This month, Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction, will tell us how she created a non-profit that merges art and smells.

A producer and curator for visual art and film, Saskia Wilson-Brown co-directed the seminal Silver Lake Film Festival and ran international filmmaker outreach and development Al Gore’s Current TV while consulting for media projects and initiatives around new models in filmmaking or the arts. In 2012, her interest in experimental spaces led her to create The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a non-profit arts organization devoted to experimentation and education in perfumery. As head of the IAO, she has launched partnerships with institutions including Goethe Institut, Hammer Museum, Getty Institute, Getty Villa, Danish Film Institute, National Media Museum UK, Natural History Museum, Huntington Library, Wallace Collection, Otis College, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Watts Gallery and many more. She launched the Art and Olfaction Awards in 2013, an international awards mechanism for independent, artisan and experimental perfumers. French and American by upbringing, Cuban and English by blood, Saskia received her BA in Fine Art from UC Berkeley and her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins.

Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, The Institute for Art and Olfaction is a 501(c)3 non-profit devoted to advancing public, artistic and experimental engagement with scent. We do this by initiating and supporting experimental projects that utilize the medium of scent, by providing accessible and affordable education in our laboratory as well as in partnership with institutions and community groups, and by celebrating excellence in independent, artisan and experimental perfumery through our yearly award mechanism, The Art and Olfaction Awards. Through these efforts, we extend the world of scent beyond its traditional boundaries of appreciation and use.

Chelsea Hogan is a Museum Education Specialist, an Improviser, and Founder of MuseumProv. She holds a Masters in Teaching Museum Education, and has worked as an educator in preeminent museums across the United States. Chelsea is passionate about connecting people through Improv and innovative object-based programming in museums. She currently holds a full-time position in Public Programs at the Getty, while performing and writing Improv and Sketch comedy. MuseumProv is her side hustle.

MuseumProv offers Improv performances, trainings, and classes for all ages in museums, galleries, and historical sites. It’s serious fun! Twitter: @museum_prov Instagram: @museumprov