Sunday March 1st, 2015 | 1:00 pm-2:30pm
Music BC Industry Association Office, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: By donation to Talking Stick Festival
A workshop hosted by The Talking Stick Festival and Music BC specially created to prepare Aboriginal artists for an album release. You’ve got the songwriting, performance, and creative vision, but what about your business plan? We’ll dig into revenue and grants, promotion and marketing, booking, and touring.
The Talking Stick Festival was initially conceived in 2001 as a one evening of cabaret performance. Since that time it has grown and evolved into what it is today- a two week celebration serving to preserve and promote the language, culture and art forms of the First Nations people by developing and presenting Aboriginal traditions of music, dance, and storytelling in a contemporary and entertaining way. The stories and art practices in the First Nations culture have enormous depth and are rich in teachings. The Festival is an avenue to bring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together, to network, share ideas and pass on knowledge.
Since its inception, the festival has become a place to honour Aboriginal performance, the artistic wealth of the people, and the promise of their future in Canada. The festival has now evolved into a fully diversified Aboriginal arts programming offering a number of programs to help develop and educate artists, to inspire young Aboriginal students and to offer accessible and affordable cultural experiences to the marginalized and economically disadvantaged population as well as the mainstream general public.