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Emerging Artist Primer

Emerging artists, ensembles, companies and those new to the business of touring are invited to join our pre-Conference Emerging Artist Primer. Build a foundation for successful touring with the help of field leaders Marc Baylin and Dayna Martinez.

Registration for Emerging Artist Primer closed on August 5, 2021.

Emerging Artist Primer: Building a Foundation for Successful Touring

Session 1: Establishing Tour Readiness

Tuesday, August 24 at 1-3 PM CST

This two-hour session is artist-centered and will provide resources to establish your readiness to tour. The discussion will focus on evaluating the artist’s ability to tour, how to begin contacting and communicating with presenters, and understanding presenter expectations. Please note: this session is focused on career development, not necessarily navigating the virtual Conference.

All participants are highly encouraged to participate in the Arts Midwest 2021 Online Conference, September 17-22, following the first session.

Session 2: Continuing the Conversation

Thursday, October 7 at 11 AM-12 PM CST

This follow up 60-minute session will be an open Q&A format dedicated to continuing the conversation from the first session and helping you with next steps if you attended the online Conference.

Contributors Erik Madsen-Bond (Director of Operations, Ragamala Dance Company) and Reba Cafarelli (Managing Director, Third Coast Percussion) will join both sessions to offer artist perspectives.


Meet the Session Leaders

Dayna Martinez Headshot

Dayna Martinez