The Business of Making Art with Alexandra Beller
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance New Amsterdam's "The Business of Making Art" workshop is a lecture / discussion series helping choreographers and dancers develop strategies to present and market themselves and their work. This current installment features two days of workshops with Alexandra Beller, Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances.
Funding and Self Production/Production
Saturday, January 26
10:00am - 1:00pm
Navigating the world of fundraising can be incredibly daunting, particularly in a competitive environment like NYC. This seminar walks students through the steps of various fundraising options, from traditional grant seeking to in-kind donations, corporate backing, private fundraising events, and online efforts. We will touch upon grant writing, though it will not be an in-depth writing class, and we will debate the pros and cons of the different methods of funding your work. We will talk briefly about budgeting as well, and if you have a budget you would like critiqued, please bring 2 hard copies to the workshop.
Writing About Your Work/Work samples
Sunday, January 27
10:00am - 1:00pm
Writing about your work is an essential component to sharing your work. Whether it is your artist statement, project description, or company mission, being able to effectively and clearly define your passion, aesthetic, and process to a stranger is a delicate and difficult practice. In this writing workshop, we will read and critique the writing of the participants. You are welcome to be workshopped, but also may participate by witnessing and giving feedback if you are not ready to have your work on the table. If you want to have your work critiqued, please bring 2 clean hard copies of an artist statement, mission statement, or project description.
To register or for more information: http://www.dnadance.org/site/programs/workshops/business/