Doin' It on the Road
Local artists and friends! Are you interested in touring your work to other places? Or want to make your touring life easier?
Sign up for this workshop designed just for you by folks from the National Performance Network (NPN)!
DOIN' IT ON THE ROAD
A Beginner's Guide for Touring Artists
THURSDAY, MAY 20
5:30 to 7 p.m.
ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
FREE but spots are limited, and advance registration is required!
Please click on this link to register
NPN brings to national attention some of the most exciting and stimulating new work in dance, theater, music, and multidisciplinary art being created across the United States. Through both direct and indirect support to touring artists, NPN stimulates social creativity and artistic excellence. NPN advocacy efforts on behalf of longer residencies, better pay and more equitable agreements have made the organization a leader in the national and international performing arts community.
This workshop will provide information about opportunities for performing artists who are interested and ready to tour. Consider it a “Beginner’s Guide to Touring.”
Sample workshop agenda:
Basics of Touring
• Why Tour?
• Are you ready to tour?
• Relationship between your work at home and touring
• What is the touring market?
• What kinds of work tours?
• Definitions (Handout)
How to build relationships with potential presenters
• Kinds of presenters
• Presenter’s decision making processes
o Learning about artists and their work
o Booking conferences
o Packets and media
• The booking process
o Deepening the experience with residencies
o Calendar/cycle of planning a season
Tools for touring
• Pricing your work (Handout)
• Mutual understanding of presenter and artists financial realities (Handout)
• Contracts and Riders (Handout)
• Subsidies and financial resources (Handout)
Connecting with community, promotion of touring artists
• Contextualization of your work for an audience
• Presenter responsibilities
• Artist responsibilities
• What are your intentions and to whom does your work speak?
• Long-term residencies
• Artistic collaborations
Co-sponsored by Asian Arts Initiative, Community Education Center, Dance/USA Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, Painted Bride Art Center, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
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