How do performing artists thrive under economic instability? How have the tools that originally defined success shifted in scope and practice? How can we collectively determine ownership over our livelihoods? Over the course of three weeks, this highly interactive series will cover a broad range of business and financial topics related to the performing arts. Participants will build community and trust with a cross-section of disciplines dedicated to live performance. Each 2.5-hour gathering will center on a different theme, including financial health and safety nets, values-aligned goal setting, budgeting and taxes, and interrogating historically outdated business models. There will be a special focus on solidarity economic models such as cooperatives and collectives. Facilitators will empower participants to build their intentions into proactive strategies, even in times of uncertainty. Outside of regular workshop hours, participants will have additional options to join small group discussions.
Seth Lepore is a performing artist, educator and facilitator who, from 1997 - 2017, created and toured eight multiple-character solo shows. Deen Rawlins-Harris is an artist-educator from Boston, MA, who has facilitated and developed LGBQ/T+ trainings and Racial Justice trainings for people of all ages across the East Coast. Amy Smith is an educator and the Former Co-Director of Headlong Dance Theater, a Bessie-award winning Philadelphia-based dance theater company.
This workshop is best suited for those int he performing arts: musicians, dancers and choreographers, hip-hop or spoken-word artists, actors, directors, and writers for the stage.
Open to artists across MA, RI & CT
PLEASE NOTE: This webinar has SIX SESSIONS: Mondays & Thursdays, May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 & 20 | 5 – 7:30 PM. By registering here, you are committing to attend all 6 sessions.
Presented in partnership with the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture and the New England Foundation for the Arts