The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Working Artist/Performer/Musician Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Nalanda Campus, Dojo 9180 With alumnus Seth Lepore, sethums.com Free and open to all Naropa alumni, students, staff, faculty and guests.
Bring your lunch; water, tea and snacks will be provided. Facilitated by alumnus and composer/ writer/ humorist/ actor, Seth Lepore. This workshop applies to performing artists of all genres be it theater, dance or music (especially jazz).
Join us for the morning session, the afternoon session or both! RSVP is requested. Please click on the link below to RSVP.
Morning Session: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Building Blocks: The Foundational Toolkit for Your Artistic Business Topics include: • Business Models and Fiscal Sponsorship • Protecting Yourself: Insurance • Self-producing your work • Arts Advocates and Networking • Public Relations and Marketing • Grants • Budgeting
Lunch will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. but Seth will be available for an informal Q&A. Please bring your lunch. A microwave and vending machines are available in the Student Lounge on the Nalanda Campus.
Afternoon Session: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Taking it to the Streets: Touring without Losing Your Shi(r)t Topics include: • Crowd-funding online and offline • Touring the festival circuits • Touring the college circuit • Arts Presenters, The Regional and National Arts Conferences • Working with booking agents and managers • Hiring and Outsourcing Admin Work
About the Presenter: Seth Lepore holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, focus: Creativity in Education from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Since 1996 he has created over seven self-produced one-man shows.
In 2010 he embarked on a trilogy of solo shows about the underbelly of the self-help movement. The first installment, Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, has been self-produced in black box theaters and fringe festivals throughout the country. The show won an Encore Award at both the Boulder and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. The second part of the trilogy, SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious, began touring in March of this year.
He writes personalized theme songs for people, places and things and maintains a blog about the ups and downs of being a touring performer on his website sethums.com