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Professional Development

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In-Depth Seminars: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required.

  • Presenting + Touring 101: Foundations for Getting Started
  • Proactive Accessibility

Dance Forum: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Open to public.

Presented in partnership with Dance/USA

  • Why Dance? The Future of Dance Presenting in the Midwest

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Professional Development: 8:00–9:20 a.m.

Sponsored by Kamstar Artist Management, Exhibit 609

  • Creating Connection: Aging, Wellbeing, and the Arts
  • Dance Forum (continued): Why Dance? The Future of Dance Presenting in the Midwest
  • Performing Arts Connect: Student Orientation
  • Rallying your Grassroots Fundraising Team
  • What’s Next for Digital Marketing and Social Media?

Affinity Group Meetings: 4:30–5:15 p.m.

  • Early career artists, agents, and managers
  • Environmental activism / greening the performing arts
  • International touring
  • LGBTQ
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Parents and families
  • People of color
  • Remote/rural presenters

Friday, September 6, 2019

Professional Development: 8:30–9:50 a.m.

Sponsored by David Belenzon Management, Exhibit 519

  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Engagement with Indigenous Communities and Honoring Native Land
  • Making Artistic Cents: Communication Conundrum (Presented by NAPAMA)
  • Navigating the Labyrinth: Artists Visas and Artist Mobility
  • Outliving Your Subscriber Base

Service Organization Info Sessions: 4:30–5:15 p.m.

  • Avoiding a World of Trouble (GG Arts Law)
  • Connecting Theatre Artists, Educators, and Scholars (The American Alliance for Theatre & Educators)
  • Grant Opportunities & Grantwriting Tips (Chamber Music America)
  • How to Make Your Programs Accessible for People with Disabilities (National Endowment for the Arts and Minnesota State Arts Board)
  • National Funding Opportunities for U.S. Artists and Presenters (Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)
  • National Opportunities in Dance and Theater, and International Exchange (New England Foundation for the Arts)
  • Promoting Equity, Fortifying Leadership (Women of Color in the Arts)
  • Tools and Resources for Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Professional Development: 8:00–8:50 a.m.

  • Central U.S. Markets: Collaborating Regionally
  • Student Forum: Voices of the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
  • Yoga for Performing Arts Professionals

View session descriptions and speaker bios in the app.