Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Our L.A. Voices Lunchtime Workshops

April 22 - 26, 2019

Topic: Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training

Provider/Presenting Organization: Grand Park

Location: Los Angeles Area



As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising. These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register – RSVP links are below. Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.




Workshops on the Business of Making Art in L.A.

The Artist’s Compass with Rachel Moore: The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Performing Arts
MON APR 22 // 12noon – 1pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)
Rachel Moore, President and CEO of The Music Center, will be leading a business and arts workshop based on her book, The Artist’s Compass.
REGISTER for the workshop here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-rachelmoore 

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trade Secrets presented by the LA Law Library Business Series
TUE APR 23 // 12noon – 1pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)
Workshop presented by Dan M. Forman and John L. Geiger at the LA Law Library covering copyrights, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements and methods for protecting sensitive information.
REGISTER for the workshop here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-biz

Artists Thriving Into Retirement: Visioning and Tools to Get You On Track presented by Jennifer Cuevas
WED APR 24 // 12noon – 1pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)
Through this workshop, participants will learn to use strategic planning to create their vision for retirement, learn how tech tools can help change spending behavior, encourage lowering debt and create streams of revenue that add up to savings for retirement investment and gain knowledge of basic institutional financial retirement account options for longer-term financial planning as independent contractors.
REGISTER for the workshop here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-biz 

Basic Branding & Marketing for Artists presented by the Center for Cultural Innovation
Facilitated by Katrina Frye
THUR APR 25 // 12noon – 1:30pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)
Before you make decisions, collaborate, sign contracts, release content have you thought, How does this align with my brand? In this workshop, participants will learn to develop a personal brand, focus on simple marketing, and find a system that works for them. We would love to see all levels and stages of artist professionals join us for this 90-minute interactive session.
REGISTER for the workshop here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-biz

Funding Your Next Arts Project presented by the Center for Cultural Innovation
Facilitated by Katrina Frye
FRI APR 26 // 12noon – 1:30pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)
Do you have an idea for your next artwork but no idea where the money will come from? Join us for a 90-minute interactive workshop on project fundraising for individual artists, projects and businesses. We will talk about basics such as developing your database of contacts, creating valuable relationships and determining where to best focus efforts. We will be focusing on Los Angeles funding opportunities and how to set yourself apart in applications.
REGISTER for the workshop by clicking here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-biz


Workshops on Creative Practice

Feminist Acting Workshop with Gina Young
MON APR 22 + TUE APR 23 // 12noon – 2pm // The Music Center Annex (601 W. Temple St, L.A. 90012)
Feminist Acting Class is a revolutionary approach to actor training that shakes the entire foundation on which it is built. Created by playwright and director Gina Young as a series of experiments to determine if the form and content of an acting class can both be made feminist, FAC incorporates scene study, feminist theory, consciousness raising and community building. Intended for actors who audition and perform regularly, this abridged version of the longer workshop aims to flip the script and expand possibilities for women, trans and nonbinary people in theatre and beyond.
REGISTER here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-faw
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/271692360214066/

Dance Movement Activism with Shamell Bell
WED APR 24 — FRI APR 26 // 12noon -1:30pm // Grand Park Community Terrace (between Hill + Broadway)
This 3-day workshop focuses on embodied practices such as meditation, theater games, and street dance as community building tools, manifestation practices, and healing modalities. In the culminating event, all are welcome to perform in a flashmob and craft messaging of our collective vision for liberation.
REGISTER for Dance Movement Activism here: http://bit.ly/GrandParkOLAVworkshops-dma
FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/268219484084623/

Information subject to change.


Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.