Articles in Category: Technical Assistance

11 Facebook Live Tips for Artists

Artists in all media are turning to live video platforms to continue connecting with their audiences in order to maintain that personal touch that is so vital to supporting their practice. The created artwork is an extension of the artist, and that’s exactly why many people are really following that artist: to be part of their world.

The most accessible and nearly universal platform artists are using is Facebook Live. Doing a Facebook Live video can be very easy, and you don’t need a slick production to pull it off. All you really need is a cell phone and a Facebook account. And while we are all contemplating real clothing or pajamas, hair up or hair down, while we are socially distancing, here are some concrete tips that can help portray your Facebook Live video—and your artwork—in the best light.

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)

Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL)
This shared tool shed of Audio/ Visual and Event gear has everything you need to host an outdoor block party, screen a movie, or produce a TV show (including Adobe-equipped MacBook Pros). Member-owned and member-driven, buy a membership for $1 per week check-outs and to use their reservations system. See their full inventory and learn more about the project at https://iAMCoop.org/iTooLL

The Lending Library is a project of the Kheprw Institute

 

Grant Writing Tips: Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists

Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support). 

Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.

pdf Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF (312 KB)  

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