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There are a lot of things to think about when you're navigating a performing arts path. These blog topics will help.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS DOWNLOAD

Writing a resume or cover letter is your opportunity to tell your story to a potential employer. While the documents don't get you the job--you do that in an interview--they do get you in the door.

I'm offering a free resume and cover letter worksheet for folks. I've distilled a workshop into this five page document I know you will find useful. Please go over and download it. The world needs artists. Let me help you help them.

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WHY DID I NAME MY SCHOOL YOUR LADDERS?

This past winter I signed up for Marie Forleo's B-School in part to help me take my mystery writing life to the next level, in part to help me do my job running a non-profit arts service organization, and in part because I love learning. I was also teaching an arts administration class, and one of my students told me he was grateful for the practical knowledge because it made graduation less daunting. He also told me he worried about his friends who hadn't taken an arts administration class and were going to try and build a career.

All of this came together and birthed a new idea. What would happen if I took my thirty years of experience in arts administration coupled with my love of teaching, and created a platform where both could live, and be accessible to more people? What would I call this online school?

When I do presentations about making a life in the arts, I show a picture of a long ladder, and explain that many careers look like that ladder. Expected rungs and a fairly...

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