ARTS BUSINESS CONSULTING
FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS &
SMALL-MEDIUM SIZED ARTS ORGANISATIONS
Are you an artist feeling unsure about how to get your project out in the world?
Are you wishing to create a new arts organisation but not sure how?
Are you running a grassroots arts org and want to grow it?
Or have you perhaps produced a few projects and want to know how to scale your impact?
Do you want to build your producing ability to support your creative vision?
Do you want to know how to nail grant applications and run successful philanthropic campaigns?
Would you like support with templates, industry knowledge and more?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', let's get stuck in, entrepreneurial one.
I love to support self-producing independent artists and grassroots arts organisations so that you can experience the freedom of carving your own path and making the change that you want to see in the world. I love to support you because I believe that the work you are doing is such an important - and vastly under-supported - part of the arts ecosystem.
At the grassroots and independent levels, these are the places and spaces where true risks, experimentation and growth truly happen. They are also the places where artists can experience the most freedom.
I know this because I have created and built these spaces since 2006.
In response to feeling stifled in my career as an artist due to power imbalances, hierarchy, patriarchy and tradition, I subverted these by creating my own unique, loving, kind and collaborative working ecologies as well as becoming excellent at producing my own work - and at SCALE.
Since 2006, I steadily built the producing capacity of a small-medium sized arts organisation within myself. To my knowledge, I'm the only opera singer in the world who has performed fourteen leading operatic roles, of which nine were self-produced. That means I was both lead soprano as well as producer, which required a nervous system expansion over time to be able to hold space for myself and in some cases 100+ others in times of stress, all with a loving smile.
I have fundraised multiple six-figure sums through grants and philanthropy and have led teams of 100+ people so I could create my dream projects with the team I wanted.
I want more of you to be able to have this freedom and capability.
I want you to have the support needed to fund, create, develop and deliver your impactful creative projects. I know this is not easy, particularly when arts business skills and producing are not taught well to performers in their education. I want you to feel like you've got a collaborator who has your back, has been there and knows what it feels like.
I am here to deeply support you in your journey.
What does an Arts Business Consultant do?
As your arts business consultant I can support you with any and/or all of the following:
learn how to create compelling project concepts that are competitive for grant funding
developing your producing skills from budgeting, to copywriting, to space holding for artists
understanding the arts industry landscape from local government level to national
understanding how to deliver the complete suite of activities to deliver a performing arts project from concept to excellent audience experience through to thorough evaluation
direct you as to the most important work to focus on at any time
review your grant writing, marketing copy, website copy, fundraising campaign copy and more
support the design and implementation of a successful philanthropic and donations campaign
support your marketing strategy, plan and publicity campaign
support the development of an attractive media release
and so much more.
Image by Ashley Prazer
The results my clients have achieved during our time together has allowed them to:
become excellent at project conceptualisation, project planning and project scoping
move quickly through production periods while I support them with knowing exactly what to focus on at what time
save enormous time due to the templates I have available
fundraise the money required for their projects through successful grant applications and philanthropy campaigns
build confidence and ability in producing to support their creative vision
feel deeply supported in vulnerable, public facing endeavours
“In the last 12 months, I have successfully transitioned from a corporate job, where I was trying to fit in, to an independent multidisciplinary artist feeling I belong in the arts world.
In our time together, Jenna helped me with strategic project planning, grant scoping, grant writing, budgets, developing a practice ecology and succinct communication.”
Kuweni Dias Mendes
Multidisciplinary Artist, QLD, Australia
"Arts Business Consulting with Jenna was an amazing experience. As a result, I feel more confident as an artist and arts worker, and I have developed new skills in producing which will help me in my future arts career.
Over a period of 18 months, Jenna provided one on one mentoring sessions, professional development opportunities, hands on experiences working with community, and developing a range of skills in producing. I was also given the opportunity to learn more about the creative process and develop key skills in producing large scale community projects.
I am incredibly thankful for this experience and to the effort Jenna invested in me to help me develop these skills."
Artist and Arts Consultant, WA, Australia
How to take the next step...
I invite you to reach out to me for a complimentary 45 minute discovery call where you can feel what it's like to be in space with me, and we can explore how consulting could support you. You can contact me via the Connect page with any questions or book your discovery call now via this button below.
If you choose to work with me after our complimentary discovery call, I offer the following ways to support you.
My sessions are held on zoom and flexible with days and timing. I work with clients around the world. I am available for support in-between sessions through voice message, text message and email.
For consulting I offer bespoke packages and sliding scale pricing. Some clients like to begin with me and then extend for a long-term collaboration. Some clients like to combine consulting with coaching.
If you would like to work together, please book in for a discovery call below, to get the ball rolling for you. I'd love to meet you and support you.
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