Visual and Performing Arts Podcasts

Visual and Performing Arts Podcasts2018-04-05T17:26:44-07:00

If you weren’t able to make previous New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, listen to the podcasts below:


Should I Create Art? Should I Continue to Make Art?
November 15, 2017

You’re not alone if you have doubts about your artwork.  All artists do from time to time.  They wonder if they’re good enough and if their art actually fills a need in the world.  They wonder if they need to sell their work to call themselves artists or if it’s good enough just to create.  At this New Heights session, panelists will discuss all these doubts that may be floating around in your head too.  They’ll help you figure out when to ignore them and when to use them as inspiration.

Music Supervision: How to Get Your Music Noticed
August 9, 2017

Do you dream of hearing your songs or compositions on a television show, video game or movie?  Wondering how to make that happen?  Music supervisors are tasked with finding music for visual media, and getting their attention is the key to you realizing your dreams.  In this New Heights session, panelists will discuss all aspects of music supervision and help you figure out how to get your music noticed.

Grant Writing Tips and Techniques
July 12, 2017

Writing a successful grant requires many components including effective writing techniques.  This panel will provide tips and techniques to help the grant writer navigate their way through the grant proposal process.  Our panelists will show you how to write innovative proposals that are aligned with your goals, illustrate ways to present accurate budget details, and provide you with many other resources.  Additionally, you will learn effective ways to match your organizations needs and goals with appropriate funding sources.  This panel discussion will give tips and hints for both the experienced and novice grant writers.

Creating a Reel that Sizzles: Tips for Creating a Sizzle Reel
June 14, 2017

Panelists at this session discussed how the trailer or sizzle reel can be a great marketing tool for filmmakers, actors, and directors.

The Home Studio: How to Set Up Shop at Home
May 3, 2017

Panelists in this session went into detail about creating a home studio and how to make it a productive space for a reasonable budget. Click the link below for an audio recording of the session.

Top Marketing Tips for Indie Filmmakers
April 12, 2017

This discussion focused on helping independent filmmakers step out of their comfort zones and market their films. Click the link below for an audio recording of the session.

Marketing Your Art: Social Media, Websites, and Online Sales
February 22, 2017

Panelists at this New Heights session discussed ways to help artists market their art to the biggest audience possible. Click the link below for an audio recording of the session.

The Ins and Outs of Touring
November 9, 2016

Time Management for Artists
October 16, 2016

Build an Audience, Fund Your Film
Panel Discussion on the Power of Crowdfunding
August 31, 2016

Four crowdfunding rock stars share the secrets to their success as they discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of indie film financing. The panel features actors, producers, and crowdfunding professionals with first-hand experience building audience and fundraising through crowdfunding. Panelists have successfully raised millions of dollars for feature films, short-films, and web-series and have presented at San Diego Comic Con and other national events. Join us and get empowered to build your audience and finance your next film! Panelists include: Leah Cevoli (producer and crowdfunding professional at Greenlight Your Passion Project), Etta Devine (The Selling, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse), Elizabeth Dell (Helen, Tiger Mother, B-Girl) and Nicole Miceli (Tarantella) with moderator Jennifer Fischer (former founder/director of the Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival and indie producer, Underdogs: The Story of a Successful Public School, SMUGGLED, and The wHOLE.)

Social Media for Artists
July 27, 2016

Pros and Cons of Managing Your Own Music Career
May 11, 2016

No Budget Film Workshop
March 2 & March 9, 2016

Getting Booked at a Festival
September 23, 2015