EXPO_logo_150x250_webPeter McDowell Arts Consulting will be offering the seminar “Self Promotion for Performers” at the 7th annual Creative Chicago Expo. The Expo will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. Our workshop will take place at 2:30pm in Preston Bradley Hall East.

This workshop is designed to give musicians, composers, dancers, and other performing artists some simple tools and strategies for marketing and publicizing your career, your creations and your performances. Areas covered include: an overview of web site options for performing artists; web site content basics; creating promotional PDFs, a bio and a press release; contacting critics, reviewers and bloggers; getting your event listed; and promoting recordings (audio/video) on the web. Participants can bring any self-promotional materials that you already have created for Q&A and feedback.

The Expo connects artists and art organizations in all disciplines — music, dance, theater, film, design, new media, fashion, publishing, visual art — with support, services, space and networks. The Creative Chicago Expo is free and open to the public. Connect with vendors, workshops, and consultants, and take advantage of Chicago’s top resources, services and expertise for individuals and organizations in all the arts.

Expo Sponsors: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Department of Community Development, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Continuing Studies, The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Consolidated Printing Media Sponsors: New City, Chicago Reader, Cityvida.com, and Bronzecomm.