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How to Attract the Press - Free Lecture
Direct Dialogue Series: Press for Artists: Presented by Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Corzo Center, Flying Kite Media, and Small But Mighty Arts Grant.
Thursday, March 21, 6:15-8:15pmUniversity of the Arts, Gershman Hall, 401 S Broad St, Chapel, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$12, general admission. Free to UArts students and alumni. CFEVA affiliated artists receive $2 off. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, by phone (215) 546 - 7775 x 11 or by email Genevieve@cfeva.org.
Between an ever-changing, crowded media space and the busy lives of artists, it’s often hard to make your marketing and PR efforts count. Join our expert panel on Thursday, March 21 to learn about best practices and tips on how to stand out, pitch and develop relationships with reporters, and how to get creative when marketing yourself and your work. Plus, some panelists will offer open office hours at the Corzo Center to offer additional assistance and support to attendees.
- Emily Guendelsberger, Arts Editor, Philadelphia City Paper (www.citypaper.net)
- Bonnie MacAllister, Arts & Culture Freelance Writer; Multimedia Artist
- Rakia Reynolds, CEO, Skai Blue Media (www.skaibluemedia.com/)
Moderator: Michelle Freeman, Publisher, Flying Kite Media (www.flyingkitemedia.com)
Emily Guendelsberger is the arts editor at Philadelphia City Paper. Before that, she was arts editor at Philadelphia Weekly and the short-lived Philly branch of the A.V. Club, and before that worked on the copy desk of the Daily News. In her spare time, she directs a small choir, sings in a bigger choir, reads a lot, and writes about TV for the A.V. Club. She gets about 200 emails a day; she does read all of them, albeit not always in a timely manner. She is not really into talking on the phone, especially on deadline days, but she probably does want to go to your cool exhibit/play/opera/concert/dance piece/reading/happening/ screening/puppet show! Just email her about it at least three weeks before it opens, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie MacAllister has written arts and culture articles for Flying Kite, Keystone Edge, the Philadelphia Daily News, Generocity, Tom Tom Magazine, Venus, and the Doylestown Patriot. She is a skilled theatre and creative writing teaching artist with publications and performances in Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, UK, and the United States. Among her awards are a Fulbright-Hays to Ethiopia, a Pushcart nomination, and several poetry slam championships in the United States and France. Bonnie has written countless grants for area nonprofit organizations and individual artists. As a curator, Bonnie has consulted on exhibitions and performance on a national scale, having recently worked with the Sandy Spring Museum, International House, Holy Family University, and Raandesk Gallery in Chelsea.
Bonnie created Certain Circuits (certaincircuits.org), a multimedia label that encourages cross-genre collaboration between artists featuring contributors from six out of seven continents. She is a member of the Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia (Co-President), Young Women's Caucus (Performance Chair), the Plastic Club, NextFab, and PhillyCAM.
Rakia Reynolds runs Skai Blue Media, a full service PR agency with clients that run the gamut of lifestyle PR from a local politician, various restaurants and boutiques, and Business Improvement Districts. Her work has resulted in national, local, and regional media placements. Rakia is sought after by companies to provide her expertise in a wealth of projects like media and art direction, branding and strategic planning, creative development, and producing content for television outlets such as MTV networks, TLC and print outlets such as Lucky magazine. She currently serves as the president of the Philadelphia chapter of Women in Film & Television. In 2009, she received their Rising Star award, which hails achievements within the communications industry. You can catch her on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29, Talk Philly on CBS3, The NBC 10!Show, 6ABC’s FYI Philly and mystyle.com from time to time talking about all things fabulous.
Michelle Freeman is the President of Witty Gritty Marketing & Events (www.wittygritty.com) and Publisher of Flying Kite Media (www.flyingkitemedia.com). Witty Gritty Marketing & Events is a full-service marketing and event planning agency in the Greater Philadelphia region working to showcase, engage, and connect people and the good, hard work they do to keep the City creative, fun, and, an all-around, better place to live and thrive. Flying Kite is a weekly online publication highlighting people, places, and companies that are under the radar and helping to move the city and region forward, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, the creative economy, urban vitality and development. She loves Philadelphia and loves to work with others who do too!
The Small But Mighty Arts Grant will serve as a catalyst for artists to further their creative work, thus helping them gain artistic momentum. With this momentum, artists may be more prepared to advance their creative careers, including the ability to attain other professional opportunities as well as additional funding. The community also greatly benefits when artists are able to share their work by enhancing the creative landscape in Philadelphia and building a stronger creative economy.