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  • Presenter: Tad Gray, CFP, CIMA; Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Video:

Slides:

BSW_5HE FIF Talk_Financial 911_04_17_2020

Resources:

BSW_5HE FIFTalk_2020_0416

CARES_Act_SmallBusiness_BSW_20200402

BSW_CARES_Top10Provisions_20200414

Answered Questions

Q: When is the state of Illinois going to be processing unemployment applications under the new rules? A: IDES is actively processing applications under the new rules now – see the PDF below for details.

IDES Federal-Stimulus-FAQ-April2020

Q: Are you eligible for the extra $600 in unemployment if you are a part-time worker? A: YES. Answered here by Jeff Levine:

Q: Are there emergency funds available for international students? A: Here’s one through IIE; nominations accepted through April 26. A huge list of resources available to freelance artists is available here. Please also check with your educational institution for direct opportunities; many are launching these. 

Update: The PPP program has received another round of funding, and new guidelines have been released that both encourage large companies to return funds and make it less possible for them to access loans in the new round. Also, kudos to Shake Shack because they returned theirs voluntarily before this all went down. You can even get their tasty burgers delivered to your house …. don’t ask us how we know.

Recording and Rehearsal Techniques

Topics include rehearsal techniques, recording yourself (for individuals and ensembles working remotely), and performing via networks.

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Arts Business Bootcamp

Topics include the transition from college to career, starting an arts organization, fundraising, financial management, budgeting, and sales.

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Creative Presentation

Topics include artistic programming, audience-centric programming, arts-integrated educational programming, fundamentals of civic practice, public speaking, Deep Listening, and network art.

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Publishing and Commissioning

Topics include working with a publisher, self-publishing, and commissioning agreements.

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Composition Seminars and Guest Faculty Presentations

Topics include fundamentals of building a career as an independent composer, home studio setup, and presentations by composition faculty.

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For Participants

Workshops and orientation sessions exclusively for 2020 composers and performers. 

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Fresh Inc is supported by grants from the Steven R. Gerber Trust, the National Endowment for the Artsthe Kenosha Community Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund and the Amphion Foundation.