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2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Business Planning Basics

Donna Rockin of the City Treasurer’s Office and Duman Entrepreneurship Center

Learn the components of a business plan, how to get started and where to find further resources to complete and implement it.

Creative Chicago Expo 2013

Kickstarter School

Stephanie Pereira of Kickstarter

A primer on bringing a Kickstarter project to life, with panelists Jeff Harms (musician), David Tamarkin (editor, Middlewest), and artist Lee Rosen (co-f

Creative Chicago Expo 2013

How to Get Published

Robert Loerzel of Society of Midland Authors

Several local authors talk about the pros and cons of different paths to published — small presses, university presses, self-publishing, Kickstarter campaigns and the traditional agent-publisher route.

2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Building A Food Life

Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp of Sunday Dinner Club and Honey Butter Chicken

Like many food lovers and budding cooks, Chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski wanted careers rooted in all things culinary and wanted to create a meaningful dining experience.

What to Charge: How to Price Your Work

Jane Hamill of Jane Hamill Consulting

Research the competition, make a pricing "formula," find the best way to make an offer to a potential customer and the confidence to get the price you want.

2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Present Yourself with Clarity and Confidence

by Mare Swallow of Chicago Writers Conference

"Creative" doesn't mean "sloppy" or "carefree"; that myth can get you in trouble. Whether your approach is in print, online, or in person, how you present yourself and your ideas will have a large impact.

2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Opportunities at Chicago’s Parks and Libraries

Carla Mayer and Nikki Jolly of Chicago Park District with Robert Sloane of Chicago Public Library

Performance and exhibition opportunities for individuals and groups, including the Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program.

2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Creative Placemaking in Urban Neighborhoods

Roy M. Close of Artspace Projects, Inc.

An overview of Artspace's experience in developing and operating affordable arts projects that address multiple agendas in urban neighborhoods, with examples from Chicago, Elgin, Waukegan, and other communities.

2013 Creative Chicago Expo

Essentials of an Effective Arts Website

Norman L. Lawrence, Jr. of Arts eVentures

Do's and don'ts of an effective arts website - including a discussion of several live sites. The presentation will use the demo sites to show features that work well and how to fix things that are not effective.  

Creative Chicago Expo 2012

How to Price Your Work

Strategies by Jane Hamill (audio)

Presenter Jane Hamill of Jane Hamill Consulting and Fashion Brain Academy talks about how to determine what to charge for your work. Audio workshop covers the simple five-step process for pricing any work.

Silk Road Rising

Building a Theatre of Inclusion

Perspectives on Asian American Casting and Producing

On February 18, 2013, Silk Road Rising, the League of Chicago Theatres and Lifeline Theatre hosted a panel discussion and community conversation that addressed challenges faced by Asian American actors, particularly as regards casting.

Timothy Douglas

Racial Politics Onstage and Off

A conversation with Actor/Director Timothy Douglas

The task remains for all of us as Americans to emerge from our psychic amnesia surrounding the unresolved legacy of slavery, and on a mass level finally admit that the ongoing conundrum between blacks and whites is a direct result of the overwhelming need for the healing of our shared former atrocity.

A.B.C.—Art.Business.Create: Modes, Models, and Potential Presentations

Part I: Models, Modes and Potential for Chicago’s Independent, Cooperative and Artist-Run Spaces

A Panel Discussion on Small, Artist-run Spaces and How to Grow Them

A focus on Chicago’s established and growing independent, cooperative and artist-run spaces. In a roundtable dialogue, several key figures discuss the current and potential operational models, how to strengthen our local and global networks and how to support the informal or formal goals of these experimental cultural centers.

A.B.C.—Art.Business.Create: Modes, Models, and Potential Presentations

Part II: Models, Modes and Potential for Chicago’s Independent, Cooperative and Artist-Run Spaces

A Panel Discussion on Small, Artist-run Spaces and How to Grow Them

A focus on Chicago’s established and growing independent, cooperative and artist-run spaces. In a roundtable dialogue, several key figures discuss the current and potential operational models, how to strengthen our local and global networks and how to support the informal or formal goals of these experimental cultural centers.

Nancy Wozny

The Hunt For New Work: Matching Choreographers & Companies

by Nancy Wozny, an excerpt from The Green Room: Dance/USA's E-Journal

Choreographic matchmaking assumes an unspoken chemistry between the director/company and the dancemaker. At some point, the issue of where the new work fits into a company's program comes up. Timing becomes an integral factor, as rising talents often get booked years in advance.

danceuk.org

Dance /USA Taskforce on Dancer Health Insights

Advice & information on preventive health care for the Professional Dancer

Preventive health care and injury prevention should be a routine part of life for every dancer and in every dance company. Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health, a group of passionate, concerned medical staff from dance companies across the country, has developed some valuable medical information.

Career Moves: David Mack

From Actor to Managing Director

Amy Tofte of the LA Stage Times recently profiled a number of theater artists whose careers have taken some surprising turns. She recounts how creative artists slipped into management roles and how administrative staff used the skills they acquired in the theater to pursue alternative careers. Excerpts from these articles are reprinted here with kind permission from the LA Stage Times.

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