|Musical Coffee and Free Drop-in Coworking at the Music District||Event||The Long Building - 619 S College|
Calling all musicians, music businesses, music nonprofits, and anyone else working in music! The Music District is hosting free coworking on Tuesday, February 25. Enjoy free coffee and snacks, connect with others working in music in Northern Colorado, and visit the Musicians’ Help Desk with any music-related questions you may have. Enjoy some noteworthy networking and coffee tasting time with your fellow ARTup attendees before we kick off our day of creativity and collaboration!
|Lunch & Learn: Shooting at a Moving Target||Event||The Long Building - 619 S College|
The Digital Marketing Tools You Need to Get Started and How to Use Them
This panel is a mix between straight-up digital marketing and music industry grit. Meet Sophia Babb, digital marketing and social media strategy professional, and Amanda Alexandrakis (founder of Music Promotion, Inc.), a 25 year veteran in strategic marketing in the music business. Together, they will combine their skills to help you maneuver the volatile field of digital marketing for artists and bands.
This panel will walk you through the steps needed to promote yourself online. Topics include how to optimize your website and social media pages, what content should you include, how to create and control your online presence, and how (and when) to advertise. Drawing from their experiences in both the indie and not-so-indie worlds, Amanda and Sophie will discuss how to craft a social media strategy that you need in order to survive in the digital age of music.
|Creative Outfitters Expo||Event||Living Room|
Kick your career into high gear at the 2020 Artup Week “Creative Outfitters” Expo. Equip yourself with the key promotional and professional elements that make for a polished portfolio. We’ll have industry experts on hand to give you feedback on artist statements and band bios, and professionals to connect with about press kits, contracts, graphic design, and more. Prep for upcoming festival submissions, map a tour, learn about video resources, and even get your updated band photos or solo headshots. (Designed for all types of artists, musicians and creatives)
|Gratitude Hour||Event||Living Room|
We are thankful for all the creatives in our community! Attend this unique networking event with your fellow artists, enjoy tasty tea and snacks. A short presentation from STAMP Executive Director, Jennifer Zidon, a original musical performance from Phil Donaldson and lots of great conversations are sure to occur – Come share in the gratitude!
|Strategic Planning for Creatives: Maintaining a Healthy Art/Life Balance||Event||The Music District - 621 S College|
Work till 5 and want to catch a session? This session is for you! Creatives create – that’s what we do best. For your creation to get out to the world, a number of non-creative tasks need completed – booking a tour, answering emails, planning upcoming releases – all of which can be difficult to stay on top of, especially when managing the rest of life as well.
In this session, musicians and superstar DIY project managers, Sarah Slaton and Alysia Kraft will demonstrate- using real projects submitted by those in attendance- how to create realistic timelines that honor the creative spirit and projects that inspired them. From the big details, such as avoiding burnout and knowing when to invest in yourself, to the specifics, like how project management tools can help your band, Sarah and Alysia will facilitate a hands-on workshop that honors creativity and creative output.
|The Punk Pan-Indian Romantic Comedy by Gregg Deal||Event||Living Room|
The Punk Pan-Indian Romantic Comedy is a music-themed talk and performance piece by Indigenous artist and activist Gregg Deal. This new work focuses on the music that has moved him throughout his life, speaking in stories and antidotes that follow a timeline of struggle, survival, and ultimately healing through the power of music. A work that is upsetting, dramatic and at times pretty funny outlines the way music has affected Deal’s life from his earliest memories to the present and how it has influenced his ideas, his artistic work and his voice.
Gregg Deal is a husband, father, member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, artist and activist. As a provocative contemporary artist-activist, much of Deal’s work centers around Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. With this work—including paintings, mural work, and performance art—Deal critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, stereotype and appropriation.
Deal grew up in Utah and was primarily self taught in art. Having gravitated towards graffiti, Deal spent a significant amount of time honing his craft as a graffiti artist through the 90’s. Upon meeting his wife, Deal went to college in the Washington, DC area and focused his craft in fine art. When Deal completed his studies, he worked for the National Museum of the American Indian during its inaugural year, won a mentorship with indigenous performance artist James Luna, and struck out on his own to pursue the arts full time. Amidst this time, Deal worked as an advocate for change of the Washington Football Team name and finished his first major performance piece, “The Last American Indian On Earth”, gaining notoriety and ground as an up-and-coming artist.
After living in the Washington DC area for 17 years, Deal moved his family to Colorado while working as the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum. Deal continues to work on various issues while pushing his craft in painting, mural and performative work; speaking in various places around the country; participating in shows; advocating for various issues affecting Indigenous people; and constantly pushing for critical thought and historical consideration for contemporary Indigenous art.
Most recently, a photograph of Deal was included in the December 2018 National Geographic Society Magazine article “Native Americans are recasting views of indigenous life”, has been Native Arts Artist-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum in 2015-2016 and 2017, and Artist In Residence at UC Berkeley for the 2017-2018 school year. His art has been exhibited nationally since 2002. Deal has lectured widely at prominent educational institutions and museums, including: Denver Art Museum, Denver, C.O.; Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; Columbia University, New York City, N.Y.; and Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. His television appearances have included PBS’s The Art District and The Daily Show.