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VISION DRIVEN ARTISTS SERIES
« on: October 07, 2016, 09:31:40 AM »
The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month
6:00 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia)

All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided.
Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.
2016 - 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
https://www.facebook.com/groups/510880929093026/

Developing Campus/Community Collaborations (September 12th)
Hear stories of successful campus and community collaborations
Learn how to find campus and community partners
Avoid common problems and learn how to build mutually beneficial partnerships

Goal Identification & Measurement (October 10th)
Identify what you want to achieve in your projects
Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice
Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 14th)
Discuss the pros and cons of various structures pool experiences and get new ideas
Craft your mission statement to determine the structure that best suits your practice
Sole-proprietor, LLC, 501(c)3: understand the structures and how your projects fit into them

2017 Planning (December 12th)
Plan your upcoming year of work
Identify your goals and break them into achievable tasks
Plot your tasks on a timeline for 2016

Fundraising Basics (January 9th)
Learn the language of fundraising
Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects
Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work
 
Taxes for Artists (January 23rd)
Learn the language of fundraising
Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects
Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

Grant Writing Beginner (February 13th)
Demystify the language and process behind grant writing
Receive tools for finding grants
Read actual grant proposals to learn common mistakes and important proposal components

Grant Writing Intermediate (March 13th)
Review aspects of a strong grant proposal
Practice writing an actual grant
Receive feedback on your draft proposal

Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 10th)
Look at sample budgets and learn how to interpret the story behind the numbers
Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016
Learn how to assemble a project budget for potential funders
 
Getting People to Show Up (May 8th)
Learn new techniques for building an audience and your ideal project participant
Troubleshoot issues with audience development that you may have had in the past
Identify marketing techniques to keep people showing up to your future events
 
Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 12th)
Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project
Think through the components of your project and its goals
Hone in on the details of your program or project and begin a draft project plan

Crowdfunding 101 (September 11th)
Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project
Discover the pros and cons of  crowdfunding platforms
Hear from a panel of artists who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns
 
Speaking Tech (September 25th)
Learn what event curators and sound engineers wish you knew when arriving to a performance
Receive sample templates of contracts, tech riders, and advance sheets
Practice using templates with real-life examples

Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)
Identify what you want to achieve in your projects
Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice
Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success