For success in the marketplace

150.jpgNYS ARTS introduces our latest professional training Webinar Series BOOTSTRAP YOUR MUSIC to help musicians, composers and performers achieve success in the marketplace.

NYS ARTS BOOTSTRAP YOUR MUSIC is a series of online seminars {webinars} offered in real time, comprised of three courses with three different instructors. The first course has three sessions during the month of June. You can sign up for each session individually at $10, or for all three at a discounted rate of $25. Register today. Space is limited.

Once you sign up we will give you the web address and log in information so you can participate fully. High speed internet access is required. A Blog is up throughout the series to help you share and get information, find resources and post questions.

Our first BOOTSTRAPS webinar course is “DEVELOPING YOUR MUSIC CAREER” by Paola Prestini. This 3 session course will address the important issues of “Building your Website”, “Grant Writing Tips”, and “Balancing Collaborative and Personal Trajectories”. Each webinar is accompanied by an informative Blog.

Italian born composer PAOLA PRESTINI is the director and founder of the award-winning interdisciplinary performing collective, VisionIntoArt (VIA). VIA has performed in theaters, museums, and clubs all over the world and specializes in creating collaborations that stem from new music. Prestini’s work has been commissioned and performed by VIA at the Whitney Live Sereie, BAM Cafe, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and performance Space 122 and recent large scale works have been performed worldwide. She has composed scores for numerous films that have garnered awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Film Festival at Austin. She is a graduate of the Julliard School and has been the recipient of various awards; NYSCA, ASCAP, NY Philharmonic, Meet the Composer and many more. She had taught and created curricula at the American Composers Orchestra, the NY Philharmonic, the ASOL, and Meet the Composer

Session 1: Wed, JUNE 4 -12:00 – 1:30pm
“Building your Website: Goals & Mission”
This session will help you create a map to your career through the web, with an emphasis on personal mission statements and the use of imaginative marketing tools. Defining ones self as an artist is a difficult task. It takes the patience to constantly redefine and edit one’s achievements and goals, an understanding of your peers and crititcs, and a keen ability to explain yourself in direct and attractive terms.
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Session 2 Wed, JUNE 11 – 12:00 – 1:30pm
“Grant Writing Tips for the Artist from the Artist”
This resource will help you access more grants, show you how to keep a grant schedule, and address the recurring questions fournd in the grant-making art world. Grants are out there. It’s a matter of having the right database and understanding how to position your ideas into required grant fields. Register & Pay for this Session

Session 3 Wed, JUNE 25 – 12:00 – 1:30pm
“How to Balance Collaborative and Personal Trajectories”
Learn tools for developing long-standing collaborations, understanding interpersonal skills that will help you maintain them, and gain useful commissioning tips, and the standard protocol for collective and individual realization. A long-standing career is full when the individual and collaborative processes can weave themselves simultaneously throughout life.
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