Today, through the collective voice of more than 14,000 members that the DGA represents, the Guild seeks to protect directorial teams’ legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.
The National Writers Union is the trade union for freelance and contract writers: journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web content providers, and poets. With the combined strength of nearly 2,000 members in 16 chapters nationwide, and with the support of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), the Union works to defend the rights and improve the economic and working conditions of all writers.
Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Their national office is located in New York City and California branch office is based in Los Angeles.
Since it was founded in 1970, Poets & Writers, Inc. has grown to become the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Their mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the U.S. literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.
Each year, over 100,000 poets, fiction, and creative non-fiction writers benefit from P&W’s programs, which include its eponymous magazine; a dynamic, information-rich Web site; financial support for readings and other literary events; and sponsorship of multiple writing prizes and awards.
Or How to Run Your Arts & Entertainment Industry Business
How many times have you thought to yourself, “I’m an Artist! I’m just no good at business!” In this dynamic, interactive workshop, I’ll dispel this common myth and help you identify and apply your unique talents to create a successful business without sacrificing your art or your integrity. Whether you’re freelance, self-employed or working around a day job, acknowledging that you are a small business owner is key to creating success with your art.
In this Workshop you can expect to learn:
- 5 Hats of the Business Owner
- How to overcome the 5 Biggest Challenges
- 3 Keys to Success with your business
You will walk away with the ability to see yourself at home in the world of business, to use your innate skills and take on the challenges that may now seem overwhelming to you. This workshop is appropriate for artists such as writers, musicians and actors as well as those in the production, management and venue side of the Arts and Entertainment Industry.
Debra Russell applies principles of business and organizations to the lives and work of artists, giving them new ways to deal with their lives and careers. Her workshops provide valuable tools for both performers and presenters. Her approach gives practical advice and motivation, rather than pop-psych feel-good fluff.I think the most important thing I got from Business Management for the Creative Mind is the idea that thinking of the arts in a business-like way isn’t “evil” or “unartistic”. Left brain vs. right brain thinking aren’t enemies, rather they can work together. If you can accept input from both sides, you can be both artistic and organized…and that’s a good thing!
Nick Smith, Performing storyteller, Board Member of Caltech Folk Music Society, California Traditional Music Society,
We’ve talked here about why most artists never earn a prosperous living from their art – because they’re all following the same standard, limited approaches in the same standard, limited market places. And they’re missing a whole world of lucrative opportunities that are right within their grasp.
So how do you break out of the familiar system, and build a successful business as an artist?
The key is Multiple Streams of Art/Music Income. Multiple Streams of Art/Music Income is a powerful, comprehensive way to approach your business as a whole and your marketing strategy in specific.
In this call, you’ll learn:
- The 8 steps to developing a Multiple Streams Business that earns you money while you sleep
- How to turn existing products into additional income streams with little additional effort
- How to harness the power of today’s technology to multiply your audience far beyond your current markets
- How to create lifetime fans who will purchase from you over and over again – even while you’re still developing your next project
Additional Resources for this Class:
- Multiple Streams of Music Income Self-Study Program
- Multiple Streams of Coaching Income by Andrea J. Lee
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
- Google Analytics
- Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition by Patrick Schwertdfeger
- Ezine Universe
- Constant Contact (Affiliate Link)
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- How to Embrace Your Unique Voice as an Artist (Professional Program)
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