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Artist Changemaker Workshop: Schedule of Events

Artist Changemaker Workshop: Schedule of Events

Date: Saturday, 11/13/21
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm (see detailed schedule of events below!)
Place: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center & Film House, Burlington, VT with a post-Workshop gathering at The Whiskey Room, 173 College Street, Burlington.

By Application/Invitation Only
Select musicians will spend Sunday in a social change incubator/intensive (application link here; more info below).

When musicians want to generate positive change in society they need skills, resources and relations that they don’t always have. While music is their art and a vehicle for their message, a more robust set of resources helps this art become an effective tool for making the world a better place.

In collaboration with Big Heavy World, Music to Life is producing the Artist Changemakers Workshop, bringing together New Hampshire and Vermont-based artists, their allies and stakeholders, to help them become more effective with their music-driven programs that address the needs of their communities and make our states more resilient. Our generous Host Sponsor is The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center; other underwriters include the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Windham Foundation and Mascoma Bank.



Saturday (11/13): PUBLIC SESSIONS - panelists have been tapped from business, creative organizations and nonprofits for our themed public sessions as follows:

Sunday (11/14): INCUBATOR/INTENSIVE (By application/invitation only - link here)

Sunday's full-day session includes customized programming for 10-12 selected social change musicians (identified by application/invitation), who have specific ideas for music-driven programs in their community; these artists will receive additional hands-on training in proposal development, identifying good-fit partners and mobilizing community support. Participating artists will leave with a draft outline of their concept, fundraising and partnership ideas, and an individualized “artist as change-maker” statement; additionally, artists will receive up to 10 hours of post-weekend technical assistance to help formulate grants, develop partnerships and/or troubleshoot program challenges. They will automatically join Music to Life’s juried artist list (our Artist Changemakers), and the National Music for Change Network with ongoing performance, educational and grants opportunities.