New series to educate artists on business


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 10:26 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Localarts organizations are partnering to present a new series to help Quad-Cities artists boost their business, promotion, networking and continuing education skills.

The QC Artists Coming Together sessions -- sponsored by River Music Experience, MidCoast Fine Arts, the Figge Art Museum, Quad City Arts, and the Adler Theatre -- are planned 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9, May 4, Aug. 10 and Nov. 9.

Each session will highlight a different angle of the business side of the arts.

"QC ACT will provide new and unique opportunities for young artists to learn from and interact with established working artists and industry professionals from our diverse arts community," said Ellis Kell, director of programming and community outreach at RME.

"This new program series will not only benefit and serve those directly involved as presenters and participants, but it has the potential to promote interaction and creative development throughout our arts community as a whole."

"Artists, actors, and musicians are stereotyped as 'starving for their art.' The professionals involved with QC ACT are proof that it is possible to be a successful working artist," said MidCoast executive director Pamela Crouch.

"We are fortunate to have so many local creative professionals willing to share their time and talents with other artists," she said. "Artists of all ages will benefit from these sessions."

Speakers will include:

-- Feb. 9 (at RME): Sean Moeller of Daytrotter, Tristan Tapscott of District Theatre and Tim Miller of Five Thirteen Creative.
-- May 4 (at Bucktown Center for the Arts): Glorie Iaccarino of Eco Arts Council of the Quad Cities, artist Ralph Iaccarino, musician Jamie Hopkins and Jeff De Leon of ComedySportz.
-- Aug. 10 (at RME): songwriter David G. Smith, Dawn Wohlford-Metallo of Quad City Arts, Tyson Danner of Davenport Junior Theatre and Kate Benson of RME.
-- Nov. 9 (at Bucktown): Patrick Adamson of ComedySportz, Lars Rehnberg of RME, Corrine Johnson of St. Ambrose University, Kelvin Mason of Augustana College and Ryan Collins of Midwest Writing Center.

The cost for the Feb. 9 session has been discounted to $30. The other sessions are $60 each in advance or $70 at the door.People can pre-register for all four sessions for $180.

Financial assistance is available to area youth with a demonstrated need, via application forms available at RME, 129 Main St., Davenport, or online at rivermusicexperience.org.




















 




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