Art and artists can shape the world around them, and for artists interested in integrating their work with their communities, Springboard For The Arts has compiled a handbook for artists to guide them through the process of integrating their art and their practice with their communities. Read on for more information!
From Backstage: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act introduced a tax credit for individuals and families that are losing work due to illness or caring for family members sick with Covid. The article is geared toward actors, but is applicable to anyone claiming self-employment income. Click onward for more information!
The Arts Council of Indianapolis presents a discussion with several of Indy's top arts and culture journalists. Learn how they choose the stories they cover, how to promote your own projects, and how to prepare for an interview. Click on for the video and list of panelists!
From Angela Myles Beeching at NewMusic USA: a guide for writing your musician bio. In answer to the universal question, "what's your music like?", the NewMusic team has detailed advice about giving a detailed answer, being specific while avoiding cliches. Read on for more information!
From the team at artist consultancy GYST (that's Getting Your Sh*t Together!), a set of guidelines for preparing your artist statement. Their comprehensive guidelenes cover everything from what to include, what not to include, with added thoughts on voice and style. They also include sample statements of different lengths. Click onward for details....
As a musician, being able to describe your music succinctly and in vivid terms is one of your most powerful marketing tools. Julia Rogers writes a guide for everything from using your fans to help craft your pitch, to integrating your elevator pitch into your social media. Read on for more information!
Describing your band's sound quickly and succinctly is a powerful tool for marketing yourself and your music, but often bands don't put any thought into how to refer to themselves, and just say something like, "we play pop music" or "we're alternative". Your quick description lets people know what to expect from you and your music, so it's worth the time to find a succinct, accurate, interesting way to describe your music. Read on for Jhoni Jackson's "5 Tips for Describing Your Sound if You're Trying to Get Press".
Have you needed a certificate of insurance as a vendor at an art fair? Are you interested in liability and business property insurance for your art business? ACT Insurance -- Artists, Crafters, and Tradesman -- is an insurance company that provides specific coverage that meet the needs of professional artists. They offer both short-term liability policies for art shows and fairs, and annual policies that cover general and product liability, business and personal property, and personal and advertising injury. Check them out at ACTInsurance.com!
Charity How To presents a webinar by Simon Scriver, with a step-by-step program for people interested in building their skills at online and virtual presentations! Seminar dates are Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2, at 1pm.
In the wake of the Covid-19 quarantines, performers and presenting organizations are looking for ways to shift events online. Eventbrite presents a planning guide for those new to online events.
From event-ticketing portal Eventbrite, sample e-mail templates for arts organizations and venues for communicating with guests and patrons. They offer templates for how to e-mail patrons about cancellations; e-mailing patrons and donors to ask for support; and a general template for communicating with attendees regarding unknowns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.