It makes me so happy to open up Instagram and Facebook these days and see my friends’ faces smiling back at me from various rehearsals and concert venues. Captions are back to the usual jokes about summer concerts, and gig mishaps.
It’s almost as if the Universe snapped her fingers and life went back to normal. Concerts, theater, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds are back on the table, and there is a general sense of relief amongst us all. And although I won’t be on stage anymore, I am right there with you, rejoicing at every season announcement popping into my inbox.
Over the last 2+ years, I have talked to so many of you about your thoughts, ideas, hopes, and dreams–not only for your own life but for your entire industry. Time after time, you said “I’m sure a million people have had this idea” and I can assure you, I’ve never heard the same idea twice.
Some of your ideas were for new ways of harnessing technology to keep things going. Teaching studios, Festivals, Workshops, Community Zoom “gatherings”, Commissioning projects. And through the execution of those ideas, you found fulfillment and a different kind of job satisfaction. You felt the joy and exhilaration that comes with leading the way.
Some of your ideas, however, were steeped in a certain amount of frustration, given that it’s hard to start up an IRL concert series or an educational or a community initiative when everyone is in lockdown.
With things opening back up, there is a narrow window of time where we can open them up differently. We can redefine what the industry looks like. How things are done. With more fairness, equality, technology, and new ways of having our artistic and creative voices heard.
Because the days of having the artists on stage, and the leaders in back offices are over. These days, more and more of those folks in the back offices are or were performers themselves, and more and more of the folks on stage have smart, valid ideas that would help improve the status quo.
Does that describe you? Are you someone who at some point in the last 2 years had an idea of something you’d like to see?
You don’t have to put that away just because the concert clothes have been dusted off. The two can exist beautifully.
Want to know how?
Wondering what it would take to step up and help create a new way?
You’ll hear from over a dozen artists from the worlds of Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts. Artists just like yourself who have taken the bold step of taking their own ideas seriously. They have created new and better ways of doing things, and each of them is incredibly inspiring.
The best news? It’s all Free. Yep! FREE. You can register right here.
Want more? With a VIP pass, you’ll gain access to each day’s Bonus session (on doing your own PR, the ins and outs of grant writing, and how to be an expert fundraiser.) You’ll also get to participate in the “Redefining Yourself as a Leader” Masterclass I’ll be giving on Friday, July 1st (also at 12:00 ET) and you’ll get recordings of all of the Summit interviews and sessions so you can watch them at your convenience.
Whether you have a project in mind, or you’ve been feeling like you’re ready to take a seat at the table and have your voice be heard, this summit was created for you.
See you there!
P.S. Are you looking for some guidance regarding the next steps in your career? Whether that means getting strategies in place to scale things up, or figuring out how to streamline and delegate in order to create more time in your life for the things that are most important to you, let’s talk.
I offer free 30-minute consult calls where we talk about your goals, and what might be most helpful to you right now. I work with both musicians and non-musicians alike, and you can book that call right here.