Nathanael Fisher, co-founder and producing artistic director of Emerald Coast Theatre Company, recently was selected by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs to participate in a hands-on workshop presented by the leaders of the Creative Capital Foundation. The three-day professional development workshop, held at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa is only open to a select group of qualified professional artists.
The workshop is designed to provide selected artists with valuable skills and training to ensure that their creative careers are sustainable. It will cover topics such as strategic planning, marketing and promoting your work, and fundraising. In addition to the information on each of the topic areas, participants benefit from the interaction with the diverse group of participating artists. Materials are provided to artists who participate and time for one-on-one consultations with leaders are made for each artist throughout the weekend.
“I am honored to have been chosen as one of the 24 artists who are participating in this prestigious program, “said Nathanael Fisher, producing artistic director for ECTC.
“I am excited to receive training from the best of the best on how to lead ECTC as well as develop my own artistry as a theater director and playwright.”
Fisher formed ECTC in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) with a mission to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. “I am thrilled with how our educational programs are growing and the positive responses we have received from both students and parents. We plan to build on this foundation by launching our inaugural season of professional stage productions in 2014-15,” he said.
To realize the organization’s vision and mission, Fisher is building a hands-on board of directors comprised of business-minded theater devotees who live in the Northwest Florida area.
“We have a dedicated board with big dreams and are looking to create mutually-beneficial partnerships with local business owners and theater aficionados,” Fisher said.
Those interested in getting involved with ECTC as a volunteer, fundraiser or board member, should contact ECTC at firstname.lastname@example.org.