Career Development Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Goals: Put into motion a career plan, and specifically a plan to record, release and promote a new album, with the help of a manager (Kari Estrin). Travel to the East Coast in September - first to play an important concert opening for Cheryl Wheeler and then to either record or make plans for recording in Boston, depending on how the time frame works out. Outcomes: Goal 1: Develop career/album release plan. a. Hire Kari Estrin for management. Goal 2: Make the most out of performance opportunity. a. Prepare for concert to give the best performance possible. b. Connect with the influential people involved in the concert including the hosts, the artist I am opening for (Cheryl Wheeler) and the audience members. c. Plan a mini tour around it. Goal 3: Meet with Catie Curtis and explore recording/producing opportunities. a. Finalize arrangements. b. Find a studio and backup musicians to hire. c. If I am prepared by that point in time, record the album. If not, schedule time for recording. When I have completed these projects, I hope to have a clear plan for recording (date, studio, musicians, arrangements), releasing and promoting my next album, as well as a number of new connections on the East Coast. If everything comes together smoothly and quickly, there is a chance I will actually complete the recording within this time frame.
Completed recording album. Have a plan in place to pitch album to record labels. Attracted the interest of many major industry players in the North East folk scene. Booked 12 New England shows including 4 pretty major ones. Returned to Minnesota for an extended stay and shared my new work and quite a lot of exciting news with folks in the area during my performances - including a free holiday concert.
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