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West Bank Crash Course 2019
Three days of free workshops tailored to the unique needs of businesses including restaurants, nonprofits, artists, and musicians. Day 3 is focused on musicians!
MAKING IT WORK IN MUSIC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Musicians and artists are the lifeblood of the West Bank. An important part of our history, they create the culture that brings people to the neighborhood to visit restaurants and shops. This day of workshops is aimed at giving these small businesses the tools they need to grow and thrive. While the information is tailored to artists, there is information relevant to any entrepreneur starting their journey.
Today’s events are at Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S 4th St.
10 AM – NEURODIVERSITY AND MENTAL HEALTH IN MUSIC
Hosted by Lyndie Walker, MT-BC Music Therapist Board Certified, Toneworks Music Therapist Services
Many of music’s greatest works have come from times of turmoil, but what about the artist during the process? Join us for a conversation to discuss neurodiversity and Mental Health in Music.
11 AM – LIVE SOUND BASICS
Hosted by Molly Murray, Event Logistics Specialist & sound Tech, National MS Society
Playing to the venue is key for a musician. But what are the finer points of running sound successfully, and what should musicians know? Join us for a judgment-free crash course in live sound.
12 NOON – TAX EDUCATION FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED, WITH Q+A
Hosted by Prepare+Prosper
No topic generates more anxiety – and questions than TAXES! Join Prepare + Prosper for an informational session of taxes for the self-employed, followed by a Q&A session. Bring you tricky questions and the worries that have been keeping you up at night. This is you (FREE) opportunity to ask a specialist.
Grab lunch from your local fave or bring a brown bag – but leave room for dessert – we’ll have treats from West Bank businesses to share.
Prepare + Prosper and its volunteers work with low to moderate income people to build financial well-being through free tax preparation and financial services, products, and coaching, and by changing systems to create economic opportunity.
You can find out more about their services at prepareandprosper.org
1 PM – GO GET YOUR MONEY!
Hosted by Jamie Schumacher, West Bank Business Association
HEY ARTISTS! Building an audience? Creating new works? Join us for a rapid fire information session on resources for artists including grant opportunities.
2 PM – REPETITIVE STRESS CLINIC FOR ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS
Hosted by Dr. Diane Smith, Advanced Wellness & Sports Rehab, PA
Ow, my wrist! Oof, my neck! Musicians and artists are particularly vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries. At this clinic learn how you can avoid some of the ailments common to musicians and artists – and how to help take care of your body when you find yourself in a pinch (literally.)