Free Workshop Series




Every three weeks between October and June, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music presents a series of free workshops led by experts in the field, and designed to cover many aspects of career development.


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Our workshop series are presented at 135 Main Street, San Francisco (Tenant Activity Room lobby level)


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List of workshops for 2015



Investigating Income

Presented by:Kevin Seaman & Beatrice Thomas

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 7-9pm

In this workshop, we’ll take a big picture look at the economic landscape of artists and emerging arts organizations. Learn the differences between earned and contributed income and more.


Strategic Planning for Musicians 101

Presented by: Nancy Quinn

Part One:

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 - 7-9pm

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be taught key concepts of strategic planning for small arts organizations, including an overview of the planning process and how to create and execute a plan.


Part Two:

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - 7-9pm

This is the follow-up course for those who have already completed Strategic Planning 101 AND who have spent some time (at least one month) engaged in their own planning.


Grants 101: Strategy and Writing Basics

Presented by:Kevin Seaman & Beatrice Thomas

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 - 7-9pm

Excited about writing grants but intimidated by grant applications... We are going to demystify the world of grants and teach you what funders really want to know.


Speaking of Music

Presented by: Anthem Salgado

December 15th, 2015 - 7-9pm

In this workshop, you will work on your presentation skills: projecting your voice, proper use of a mic, scripting a basic speech, and overall, owning the stage. Join us for this interactive and participatory training to advance your public speaking abilities.


Cultivating A Robust Donor Base

Presented by:Kevin Seaman & Beatrice Thomas

January 12th, 2016 - 7-9pm

Ready to attract and retain a family of donors that support your creative work.we’ll focus on developing a donor base for your art and authentic strategies for making the ask!


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Free Workshop Series


Grants 101: Strategy and Writing Basics


Presented by:

Beatrice Thomas & Kevin Seaman


Tuesday, December 8th, 2015








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