Thursday, March 26, 2009

April 9th Meeting Announced

"Dude - Can I Tweet Your Hashtag?" will introduce marketers and administrators to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and associated resources, such as Twitterfeed and Ping. Basic familiarity will be emphasized, expanding to a discussion about who in the community uses these tools, and how they are used to communicate mission and programming to stakeholders. Attendees leaving the workshop will understand how to set up the various applications, what technology is required to use them, and how the technologies relate to each other and the field. - presented by Chris Casquilho, Managing Director - Depot Theatre

More about Chris:
Chris hails from the Big Sky state of Montana, where he cut his teeth working with the Missoula Children's Theatre as an instructor and custodian. He performed over the years in Montana with the Fort Missoula Theatre Company, the Illustrious Virginia City Players and the Firehouse 5 Playhouse. Chris has worked off-broadway as a carpenter, electrician, technical director, and production manager, as well as serving a turn as the technical director as SUNY Potsdam in 2003. He helped launch a new performing space and shop for the Civic Theatre of Allentown, PA and co-founded the Fantod Theatre company in Chicago in 1998 - dedicated to developing and premiering new works by Chicago playwrights. Before beginning work at the Depot, he served as the Director of Development and, later, as the Executive Director for the Firehouse 5 Playhouse in Livingston, Montana - just north of the Yellowstone National Park. Chris has served as the administrative assistant for the Park County Community Foundation during its formative phase, and sits on the board af the Champlain VAlley Film Society. He has served as a grant panelist for NYFA's SOS grant program and for NYSCA's DEC grant program. He writes a lot of comments on other people's blogs, and sometimes writes his own - Henslowe's Diary - "the 7-10 split of nonprofit theatre management." Chris was also recently invited to talk about social media at the Theatre Communications Group National Conference.

This professional development and networking session is FREE and all emerging and established arts administrators are welcome to join us!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Income Based Repayment

To help answer the question "how can I afford to work in the arts with my overpriced liberal arts degree" comes the following information on Income Based Repayment. It looks technical, but it might be worth something to you to go through it. It includes details about debt forgiveness for public sector workers - including workers at 501(c)3 orgs.