Stories from the field, a gathering about event safety, medical grants, and a toolkit for artists. It’s all in this week’s resource roundup.
Photo: Performance at the 2017 Arts Midwest Conference. Photo by Terry Gilliam.
2020 Event Safety Summit | December 7-11 | Register
Event Safety Alliance’s annual gathering, taking place online, features an entire week of conversations with subject matter experts on topics such as economic viability, social distancing, face coverings, new sanitary standards, crowd management, production safety, employee training, contracts, and insurance. Registration for this five-day virtual event is $99 for ESA members and $125 for non-members.
Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists | Download the Guide
Developed by Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a 12-part workbook series that guides artists of all disciplines through every facet of building a successful and sustainable career, from career planning, time management, marketing, pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan.
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants | Learn More
The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Applications close on Monday, October 26.
From the Field
Are You a Small-Town Museum In Need of a Big-Time Loan? Congratulations! TV Host John Oliver Will Lend You His Weird Art Collection
In addition to lending his collection, John Oliver is also giving away $10,000 each to museums and food banks in their surrounding areas. Read more via ArtNet.
It Takes One: How the Monologue Speaks Loudest in Lockdown
Single-actor pieces are part of a tradition as old as, if not older than, theater itself. It’s no surprise the monologue is flourishing as we try to stay apart. Read more via NYT.
How Are Audiences Adapting to the Age of Virtual Theatre?
Vinson Cunningham observes that “we are undergoing a worldwide reconstrual of what it means to be a member of the crowd” in this piece from the New Yorker.