The Arts Council, in partnership with various groups and arts organizations, offer workshops to help naviagte the business side of the arts. Past topics include, taxes, copyright, and marketing. Sign up for our Artist Opportunities E-news to learn the latest about upcoming workshops.
2013 Artist Professional Development Workshop Series
This year's professional devleopment workshops kicked off on April 24th with a marketing presentaion meant to help arts organizations, galleries, and artists build new audiences. The workshops continue into the summer and fall with special events for filmmakers and musicians.
When: Thursday, July 18, 7-9pm
Where: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave, downtown Indianapolis. Rooms 126/127 of the Wabash West Corridor.
Cost: FREE for all to attend.
Parking: Ample parking exists downtown. Our recommendation is to park in the Circle Center Mall garage for $2.50 per 3 hour period. For a parking map and other options, click here.
Who should attend: Calling all local and aspiring filmmakers, cinematographers, and actors! Locomotion is a forum designed to foster and develop the filmmaking community of Indianapolis. Learn about resources and opportunities and get and share practical advice. The event will include keynote speaker Darryl Pitts – television and film director, writer, producer and filmmaker of Reel Black Love (www.reelblacklove.com). There will also be smaller group sessions facilitated by experts on various topics in the filmmaking industry including acting, equipment and sound, and legal considerations.
Darryl Pitts: Keynote speaker – Darryl is currently a director, writer, and producer working in Los Angeles, California. His most recent project is the documentary, Reel Black Love www.reelblacklove.com
C. Thomas Lewis – Thomas worked professionally in video and film production in Los Angeles until 2009 while maintaining his experimental video and photography pursuits. He is currently a lecturer in the Media Arts and Science Department of IUPUI's School of Informatics where he teaches video production and cinematography.
Brenda J. Robinson - Brenda is a Partner in the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, focusing her practice on intellectual property, including copyright and trademark, and entertainment matters on behalf of clients in the music, film, television and sports industries. Brenda has provided legal counsel to numerous clients involving contract negotiation and preparation, talent agreements, artist management agreements, letters of intent, music publishing and co‐publishing agreements, literary publishing agreements, screenplay and script review, script clearance and private offering memoranda in connection with film financing.
Erin Newell Schneider - Erin is currently the Director of Film Indiana, the state support office for the film, television, commercial and new media industries. After many years in the film industry in Los Angeles, Erin has returned to the Midwest to help support the film industry in Indiana.
Ben Rose - Ben is owner and executive producer of The Identity Complex in Indianapolis.
Kassim Norris - Kassim is a cinematographer with KYOSHI ART in Noblesville, Indiana.
Presented by Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and the Arts Council of Indianapolis with support from Mosaic City, Old Soul Entertainment and Big Car. With documentation and technical support provided by Medium Fusion Creative Group.
Musicians - are you trying to get gigs in the Cirlce City, but have a hard time navigating the specifics of what each venue wants? The Arts Council is planning to bring key booking managers together for a one night only session to inform and educate the growing number of musicians, singers, and bands who add so much to Indy events and nightlife.
Visual Artists - Who frames their work the best? Who creates amazingly detailed storage solutions for their artwork? Who sends out the best Artist E-newsletter to their patron list? The Arts Council is working to pull together a group of extraordinary Indianapolis-based artists to share the tricks of the trade. Stay tuned for more details.
These workshops are presented by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. This series is supproted and funded by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission.
Technical support provided by Medium Fusion Creative Group www.mediumfusion.com