I've been kicking around an idea for a while to develop a course that focuses on the techniques I've learned as a teacher and artist over the years. A course that encourages a group of self-motivated people to become the arts leaders of tomorrow. Today I begin the process by opening up the applications. I'm going to teach everything I know and bring in others who will teach everything they know. I'm looking for amazing people who have passion and ingenuity. I'm looking for people who will spread the word, twitter, and facebook about this. I'm looking for people who really want to stand out, If you fit the bill, read below.
Program to Launch Artistic Entrepreneurs (PLAE)
from 7:00pm- 10:00pm
This is an 8-week development program geared toward equipping arts entrepreneurs with the tools to realize their goals. The course will meet once a week and will feature guest speakers in leadership positions throughout the field of the arts who will participate in the discussion of each entrepreneurs project and offer guidance and support. The class will be structured around the selected applicants who will create an 8-week action plan and implement a new task or initiative every week. Topics covered will include networking, developing structure for businesses, understanding the psychology of the arts leader, identifying unique qualities in projects, and fostering on-going relationships with arts professionals. The course will be interactive and satellite networking events will be suggested each week. Participants in the course will work together in groups as well as on their own to complete the tasks they have outlined. The class will be strictly limited to 15 members and the class will not be conducted if enrollment is under five people.
Who Should Apply:
Any artists who are seeking to develop a or company or to restructure a current arts model. Level of experience in an arts related field is only one factor in the selection process. If a banker who has never done a show before has a great idea for a dance company, excellent. The course will thrive if it is full of people who are seriously committed to starting something new and exciting. Any artist – producer, dancer, visual artist, musician, etc. is eligible to apply.
The online application form can be found Here.
Application deadline is .
Those selected will be notified by e-mail (by . Payment is Due by . Your acceptance email will provide payment options and instructions. This includes the cost of books that will be taught in the course as well as handouts and materials.). If accepted, the full tuition will be $400 for 8 weeks
The course will run 7:00pm-10:00pm. Location TBD.
E-mail any questions to PLAE2009@gmail.com.
Michael Roderick has produced at Where Eagles Dare, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, the Red Room, the Bridge Theatre at and has produced shows in the NY International Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, among others. He has worked as an office associate for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and has producing credit as an Associate Producer of the musical ROOMS a Rock Romance at New World Stages as well as an Associate Producer of The New Hopeville Comics at The Chernuchin Theater at ATA. Michael recently received the MITF Producer's Award for his show "The Director's Reality" at Where Eagles Dare and he is currently the program director for Self-Producing Artists at Theater Resources Unlimited. Michael is also a graudate of the Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-week Program as well as the Six-week Creative Intensive Program. Michael is the organizer of the Independent Producers Alliance of NY and he holds a BA in Secondary Ed English and Theatre Performance from Rhode Island College as well as a Masters in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities from NYU., Theater Row Studios,