Thursday, January 15, 2015

For the ARTISTS (whether with Prologue or not)

This page offers the Table of Contents of all the posts we publish in our blog Showtime! that are relevant for Prologue's performing artists in particular and any artists in general. 

We keep adding on to this list and hope you find these posts useful. Don't hesitate to suggest topics you would like us to cover, in the comment box below.

BACKSTAGE
eNews for Prologue artists
Consult the archives for all the issues since January 2015.
The next issue will be released in October 2015.

TIPS (for Prologue artists on the roster)
15 Facebook TIPS on good content
We've looked up our artist's Facebook page and found good stuff! (Read more)
Have you seen Prologue's new poster for your show? 
We've created SCHOOL poster templates for each show on our roster. (Read more) 
Is your tech sheet up to snuff?
The setup time on your tech sheet is very important. Find out why.  (Read more)
The making (and sharing) of the school catalogue
What to do if you're late or stuck on your way to a performances? (Read more)
Why study guides matter
 Why study guides matter if you want to get bookings from the schools. (Read more) 
Snow days and cancellations
What to do if you're late or stuck on your way to a performances? (Read more)
Your artist schedule
Emilie at the office explains how to rad your schedule. (Read more)

TIPS (Marketing and others)
Uploading clips: YouTube versus Facebook
Is uploading your clip directly on Facebook a good thing? (Read more)10 TIPS to create a useful study guide
Best practices to write a study guide teachers will actually use. This is a summary of Prologue's Artist Exchange which took place on April 1st, 2015. (Read more)
8 TIPS about touring west
Touring out west? Marcus from DuffleBag Theatre has a few tips for you. (Read more)
10 TIPS about performing in the schools
What works, what doesn't. This is the summary of Prologue's Artists Exchange which took place November 2014 (Read more)
How to better use Google Image
Properly naming your photos can give you much more visibility on Google. (Read more) 
How to use your Prologue page to promote yourself
You can now link you artist page. (Read more)
How to open a Pinterest account (and why)
More and more teachers are using Pinterest as a search tool. So Prologue has jumped on the wagon. (Read more
Facebook tip about your fan page
We learned how to tag a "friend" from our Facebook fan page... (Read more)
Email tip about clickable images
We learned how to make an image clickable in our emails. (Read more)
Should I work for free?
Some funny guy came up with a truly useful chart to help you figure out when is the time to work for free! (Read more

RESOURCES
About www.vistaprint.ca
We used very user-friendly Vistaprint to order postacards and loved it! (Read more)
Have you heard about SpaceFinder Toronto?
The new FREE online platform toronto.spacefinder.org was created to connect artists searching spaces with venues renting spaces in and around Toronto (for rehearsal, performance, classes, auditions, readings, exhibitions, etc). (Read more)
About www.lynda.com
A fantastic online resource for video courses (including over 20 about the music business). (Read more)
About Canadian Musician magazine
Created for professional musicians and published bi-monthly! (Read more)


MONEY MATTERS (Grants, subsidies, inscriptions)
The Paula Awards
The Paula Awards are meant to support Prologue's artists and companies in the development of new shows. (Read more)
Dare to Create Arts Festival
The Festival is returning in 2015 under the new name TDSBCreate. Dates for inscription to be confirmed soon! (Read more)
A Fair idea by Motus O approved by OTF
The kind of proposal that got Motus O Dance Theatre a $189,400 three-year grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation. (Read more)
Survival guide to OAC grant application
Third edition of Ontario Arts Council's great tool artists write an application. (Read more)
Cliquez ici pour la version française du guide de survie du CAO.

ARTS ADVOCACY
What are we fighting for?
See Prologue's new Arts Advocacy clip featuring spoken word artists Andre Prefontaine!How to explain the cost of a show?
Here's what a musician can explain to people who want to hire them (especially if they're asking him to play for free). Here's the reality a presenter can explain to his community to justify a fee at the door... (Read more)
What entrepreneurs can learn from artists
Wow! Left brain talking to right brain... (Read more)
When you're hiring a musician...
Here's what a musician can explain to people who want to hire them (especially if they're asking him to play for free). (Read more)




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