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Skills Development Workshop | Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success

Toronto Blues Society is offering online (Zoom) & free workshop series, “Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success”, on April Sundays (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) between 2pm EST – 3:30pm EST, hosted by Rudi Quammie Williams (arts, culture, creative and business sector professional, Principal Consultant at The Wise Sage).


Each week will focus on a different general topic including:
  • April 4: “Putting It Out There – Disseminating the music”
  • April 11: “Building a Community of Support – Navigate The Artists’ Ecosystem”
  • April 18: “Revenue Generation”
  • April 25: “Artists as Entrepreneurs”


You can click here to register on Zoom for free. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will need to register only once and choose the weeks that you want to participate.



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All workshops will be 1,5h long; from 2pm EST to 3:30pm EST.

About Rudi Quammie Williams:
Rudi Quammie Williams is a mentor to youth, community businesses, organizations and individuals. He is a business consultant and facilitator with a passion for non-profits, entrepreneurship and small business. In addition to his dedication to creating strong qualified leadership, Quammie is a multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in the use of arts and culture in African centred learning opportunities. In addition to his study of African and Caribbean drumming traditions, Quammie is a graduate of York University’s Fine Arts and MBA Programs and has contributed his skills and knowledge of the percussive arts to the music of Joe Sealy, Judy Mowatt, The Parachute Club, Martha and the Muffins, Dr. John and many others. He is a co-founder of Usafiri, Sankofa, and Baro Dununba, three ensembles dedicated to educating and entertaining through the presentation of African and African Diasporic Music and Dance.



Recording of First Week and Course Notes

You can access to more info and read the course notes from here: Putting It out There – Disseminating Your Music April 4 2021

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