The practical aspects of the dance profession are examined in this seminar. This includes career options, creating an ‘image’ in print and online, growing dance audiences, financial administration and raising funds creatively, among many other topics. Guests from the Festival faculty will join us with informative presentations based on personal experience. A resume (yours) will be created or reviewed and you will participate in the creation of a hands-on plan to assist in your own future dance project. By the end of the course, participants will be better prepared to perform the business tasks expected of dance professionals and have a more holistic understanding of the field and personal dance community
Kim Konikow: As a consultant through artservices & company, Kim Konikow has been engaged in projects that facilitate artistic growth and build community with a focus on organizational development. Ms. Konikow has a varied background in the arts as a presenter, arts manager and administrator. Prior work experience includes Conference Coordinator for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance in Washington DC; Executive Director for The Mesa, an arts & humanities residency center in southern Utah; Executive Director for the statewide service organization, Minnesota Dance Alliance; Associate Director for Art Awareness, a residency and performance center in upstate New York; and Director of Special Events at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has served extensively as a site visitor and panelist for several regional, state and national organizations. She holds a BA in Art History and Theatre from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a dual MFA in Arts Administration and Theatre Direction from Brooklyn College/City University of NY.