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Attend pre-event workshops for artists
 
A FREE one-day gathering, the Ethnic Arts Connection is a biennial conference introducing Northwest performing and visual artists working in culturally specific traditions to presenters from around the region in a day of performances and networking. The event will take place, Wednesday, March 10 at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion.

Get a head start and prep for the event with three, free workshops for artists in February.


Workshops: Resources for Artists
Miguel Guillen, of Artist Trust, will discuss the essentials of presenting your work; funding opportunities and professional resources, ranging from health care to legal services for artists. Artist Saya Moriyasu and Paul Rucker, of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, will also present.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.


Touring 101 for Performers
Karen Hanen, of Arts Northwest, will present important tips and skills for emerging performing artists preparing to take their shows on the road. She will outline the how-to's of touring, getting bookings, participating in block bookings and more.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.


Promotion for Artists
Paul Rucker, of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, will offer tips on publicity and promotion, including social networking and other methods of getting the word out about your event. Pick up pointers on creating an effective press packet and working with the media.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Seattle Center - Center House - Room A
305 Harrison St.

Register: You must register in advance. RSVP to Paul Rucker. Please list the workshop(s) you want to attend and provide the name(s) and contact information of all who will attend. You will receive a confirmation. Space is limited. Artists registered for the Ethnic Arts Connection on March 10 will receive priority for the workshops.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2010 (for workshop registration)

Info: Paul Rucker, (206) 684-7084


The Ethnic Arts Connection is a collaborative project of Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Center, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Ethnic Heritage Council, Festál and Arts Northwest.


Registration for Ethnic Arts Connection

Performing and Visual Artist Showcase Application
 
Deadline: Feb 3, 2010

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Artist Event Registration
 
Deadline: Feb 26, 2010

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Presenter Event Registration
 
Deadline: Feb 26, 2010

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Pre-event Workshops for Artists

Resources for Artists
Wed., Feb. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Touring 101 for Performers
Wed., Feb. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Promotion for Artists
Wed., Feb. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
City of Seattle
arts.culture@seattle.gov
(206) 684-7171
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Image: Showcase performers at the 2008 Ethnic Arts Connection. Photo by Robert Wade.