Music to Life Presents:
Accessing the Social Change Marketplace - A Primer for Artists & Allies
Wilder, VT - September 7, 2023 — Music to Life is thrilled to announce a dynamic panel discussion at AMERICANAFEST in Nashville, TN on Friday, September 22nd from 2-3 pm at the Nashville Westin. The panel: Accessing the Social Change Marketplace: A Primer for Artists & Allies, will explore the value and impact of social justice through music and promises to be an enlightening experience for both emerging and seasoned artists, as well as those who support and collaborate with them. Music to Life Juried Artists - Kyshona Armstrong, Aaron English, Sydney Guerrette, and Mehuman Ernst - comprise the panel, which will be led by Executive Director and Co-Founder Liz Stookey Sunde. Details below.
Nonprofit businesses, NGOs, and governmental agencies collectively invest an astonishing $2 trillion each year in initiatives aimed at driving economic development, amplifying the arts, and improving the health and well-being of their diverse constituencies. This substantial "social change marketplace" represents an incredible opportunity for artists who are passionate about making a positive impact. However, navigating this realm requires more than just securing a commercial gig. Artists need to develop a toolkit of community-driven entrepreneurial skills to connect with the causes they are passionate about, identify suitable partners, and secure the necessary resources.
"Accessing the Social Change Marketplace" offers an interactive session that will introduce artists and their allies to the vast opportunities within today's social change marketplace. Through live case studies and group exercises, attendees will have the chance to apply their newfound knowledge and connect with like-minded creatives. This event will provide invaluable insights, tips, and tools to guide attendees' next steps, whether that means stepping into the marketplace as an artist or better enabling it as allies.
Date: September 22nd, 2023
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: AMERICANAFEST at the Nashville Westin SOBRO I & II
Music to Life invites everyone passionate about music and social change to attend this enlightening panel discussion. Whether you're an artist seeking to make a difference or an ally looking to better support these efforts, this event promises to inspire and inform.
For more information about Music to Life and their mission, please visit www.musictolife.org.
For more information about AMERICANAFEST and their mission, please visit https://americanamusic.org/americanafest-lineup.
Meet the Panelists
The panel will feature a diverse lineup of talented and socially-conscious artists who have successfully harnessed their creativity to drive positive change. These remarkable individuals will share their experiences, insights, and strategies for thriving in the social change marketplace. Participants include: Liz Stookey Sunde (facilitator/Executive Director of Music to Life), and Music to Life Juried Artists, Kyshona Armstrong, Aaron English, Sydney Guerrette, and Mehuman Ernst. Their bios and further information can be found below.