Learn the necessary skills to produce creative works, in a one-day session!
Saturday March 28th, 2015
Theatre Ontario Boardroom
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
This Boot Camp is presented in partnership with STAF.
Promoting Theatre on Social Media with Seb FoxAllen, 10:00am-11:30am
Social media can be a powerful tool to spread the word about small theatre projects and organizations, but it can also suck up time, resources, and effort with minimal impact on publicity and participation.
Learn to use social media to advance and promote projects
Figure out which social platforms work best and how to use them
Bridge the gap between online and offline engagement
Learn to balance a permanent, personal social media presence with project-specific campaigns
Leveraging Your Online Presence as a Theatre Artist with Michael Wheeler, 11:30am-1:00pm
Yes, you have a website, but how does it relate to and integrate with your work? The emergence of online technologies is changing the way we create and present theatre. This workshop will cover:
Successful strategies to link theatre work with online presence.
Online tools that make creating work easier and more enjoyable.
Distinguishing between marketing techniques and artistic techniques.
Engaging with audiences online.
Getting a Grip on Grant Writing with Adriano Sobretodo Jr., 2:00pm-3:30pm
Adriano, a Producer and Professional Grant Writer, will guide you through available art council grants for your theatre project, sharing practical examples, best practices, and his personal strategies. Focus will be on the two most heavily weighted sections of your application: the Project Description and Budget.
Funding Development to Production: What grants are out there for the different phases of my project?
The Project Description: How do I write a compelling artistic statement?
The Budget: How much should I apply for? What are reasonable pay rates? What’s in a Budget Breakdown?
Grant Application Mock Jury with Pat Bradley, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Learn the grant application process from the inside out and participate in a Mock Jury with Ontario Arts Council Theatre Officer Pat Bradley. In this 90 minute session participants will learn about theatre funding programs and experience a participatory jury process with real sample proposals.
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