Beth Morrison Projects
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of music-theatre, opera-theatre, multi-media concert works and new forms waiting to be discovered. During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season, BMP will have produced 185 performances on 5 continents. BMP’s commitment to cutting edge musical expression has created “its own genre" (Opera News) of originality. In 2013, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center co-founded the PROTOTYPE Festival, which showcases contemporary opera-theatre and music-theatre projects over ten days each January.
APPLY TO THE BMP: PRODUCER ACADEMY Have you ever wondered what goes into producing new works? Learn the tricks of the trade from the experts at BMP: Producer Academy. BMP’s Producer Academy will demystify the production process. From having a great idea to opening night to touring and more, we’ll help you form concrete skills to develop and produce new performance works.
Taking place from October 20, 2020 - December 18, 2020, participants will meet weekly for a 120-minute lecture for a 75-minute breakout discussion group. Additionally, there will be recurring happy hours and working zoom rooms for the participants.
Faculty for the Academy include Beth Morrison Projects’ staff and senior leadership: Beth Morrison, Jecca Barry, Brian Freeland, Kim Whitener, Robert Smith, and Ashley Peters plus guest colleagues in the field.
This course provides opportunities for:
-Learning how to navigate the entire production process from conception to closing night
-Budgeting and building effective templates -Fundraising planning and execution
-Learning production vocabulary and definitions
-Interfacing with professional producers and presenters in the industry
-Feedback on pitch materials and projects
-Option 1: $2,500. 8-week course that includes seminars, discussion groups, Q&A sessions, budget templates, example grant applications, example pitching materials and more.
-Option 2: $3,500. Everything in Option 1 plus one private session with Beth & Jecca to get detailed feedback on a project or career aspirations, a pitch-session and feedback session with industry leaders, and a virtual networking event with BMP staff, colleagues and industry professionals.
We have a payment plan if that is preferred.
Three scholarships will be offered to BIPOC aspiring artists and/or producers hoping to become our next generation of arts administrators.
Application closes September 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Application time: 30 minutes
Applications are submitted online only.
October 20, 2020 - December 18, 2020