HeARTs Speak is a 501c3, global network of animal photographers, graphic designers, writers, illustrators, painters and advocates who provide their time and professional services, pro-bono, to animal welfare organizations in their communities. Its mission is to create a united voice for animals through art.
Lights. Camera. Adopt! Perfect Exposure for Kansas City Shelter Animals Kansas City, MO, August 07, 2015 –(PR.com)– August 8th & 9th, 2015 — HeARTs Speak’s Perfect Exposure Project (PEP) will present a 2-day shelter photography and marketing workshop to KC Pet Project. The PEP is designed to enhance the creative skills of shelter staff and volunteers when photographing and promoting adoptable animals.
HeARTs Speak’s Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Prince Fishler states, “We are so proud of this program, particularly because of its holistic approach. Anyone who spends time in a shelter knows that this work can be physically and emotionally demanding. We create the space to bring fun and imagination into their workday, and we see a tangible energy and excitement grow amongst the shelter staff and volunteers during the workshop. I think this helps them to reset and refresh. It is our hope that when we leave, they can approach their work with a freshness and some new tools with which to help the animals!”
The Perfect Exposure Project is unique because the two-day curriculum ensures extended time for hands-on training with experts in the field of shelter photography and promotion. We offer tips and inspiration for creative, engaging marketing while laying the foundation for a sustainable and team-based photography program that each shelter can then build upon. This format not only addresses the immediate needs of animals currently in the shelter system but also influences long-term change through positive promotion and dissolution of shelter pet stereotypes.
In addition to the hands on training, HeARTs Speak will grant KC Pet Project with two DSLR cameras and a studio setup. Each registered attendee will also receive a HeARTs Speak Shelter Photography Field Guide. The Perfect Exposure Project is provided at no cost to the shelter and is free for registered attendees.
HeARTs Speak will be also bring PEP workshops to 3 additional high intake shelters across the country in 2015. All Perfect Exposure Projects scheduled for 2015 have been made possible by generous funding from Animal Farm Foundation and Petfinder. All HeARTs Speak programs are made possible with the generous support of the Petco Foundation.
About HeARTs Speak
HeARTs Speak is a 501c3, global network of animal photographers, graphic designers, writers, illustrators, painters and advocates who provide their time and professional services, pro-bono, to animal welfare organizations in their communities. Its mission is to create a united voice for animals through art. To learn more about the Perfect Exposure Project please watch a short video about on our website.
About KC Pet Project
The KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for more than 9,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs throughout the community. The KC Pet Project is passionate about lifesaving!
Lisa Prince Fishler
HeARTs Speak Perfect Exposure Project
Helping shelter staff and volunteers shine a positive light on adoptable pets!