Cuts In Arts Funding Inspires Opera Noir Founder to Host “Grab Your Power” Workshop for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs
Workshop designed to help the creative community strategically navigate changing landscape.
Roz Clark, Artistic Director of Opera Noir, kept hearing a reoccurring theme from her colleagues in the arts community that there is a great fear that the country is headed towards a time when there will be no funding for the arts.
The Grab Your Power Workshop is her response to help local artists and creative entrepreneurs break through the barriers of their fears and concerns. The half-day workshop will include practical training to educate attendees on how to effectively “tell their story.” Participants will gain an understanding, and learn the foundational strategies, of how to effectively seek grant and sponsorship partnerships to produce and present independently, as well as how to work with presenting organizations. Panelists and speakers include:
· Leah Garchik, Features Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle,
· Brenda Wright, Sr. VP, Manager of Community Relations, Wells Fargo,
· Martha Richards, Executive Director, Women Arts,
· Shelley Trott, Director, Arts & Strategy Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
The Panel Discussion will explore the role of creative and performing artists as “Agents of Change.” The workshop is designed for attendees to:
· Reframe fear based thinking and limiting beliefs
· Gain a greater understanding how creativity and business acumen are complementary assets
· Begin to organize thoughts and concepts for strategic plans and proposals
· Apply the principal of “Control your content…content is king”
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM; $97/ticket (includes networking reception)
Preservation Park, Ginn House