Treaty Days and Concert Producer Workshops set for Northern Manitoba

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Manitoba Music and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) are partnering to deliver a day of workshop to help First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people further develop their Treaty Day celebrations and community concerts. The workshops are set for September 15, 2011 at the Kikiwak Inn in OCN and they're completely free.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Location: Kikiwak Inn, OCN, Manitoba
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: Free (must register by September 6, 2011)

The workshops will be lead by Aboriginal producers and qualified representatives from other festivals in Manitoba. The topics will help participants identify business models, ticket pricing strategies, marketing strategies, artist contract negotiation practices, and funding programs that can help them build their own events.

The proposed agenda:
9:30 am - Festival Business Models (how other festivals put together enough money to pay for everything)
11 am - Setting Ticket Prices, Marketing, NCI FM
1:30 pm - Contract Negotiations with Artists/Agents and Concert Production Options
3:30 pm - Funding Available for Festivals and Concerts

The workshops are free but participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation, food, and incidentals.

To register, please complete the registration form and return to Manitoba Music by September 6, 2011.

Download the registration form here.

Please send the completed registration form to: 
Manitoba Music
C/O The Aboriginal Music Program
1-376 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB 
R3B 2J2
Fax: 204.942.6083

Please contact Alan Greyeyes for more information:
Alan Greyeyes
Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator
Manitoba Music
Tel: 204.975.0284
Cell: 204.296.9790

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