Tune in to learn about the non profit industry, including the artist hustle & tips for being an entrepreneur in any creative field.
In this hour virtual presentation, Daniel Shanahan, Assistant Professor & Program Director at Daemen College and co-founder & Artistic Director of Torn Space Theater, will speak broadly about the cultural non profit industry and give an introduction to artist need-to-knows like grant writing and (if applicable) the formation of a non profit. All topics covered will be viewed through the lens of an artist’s hustle–working as an entrepreneur to reach your goals and make the most impact. Learn, too, how Book Arts supports & provides opportunities for working artists. Time for questions will be allotted after the presentation.
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Dan Shanahan is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurism and Program Director at Daemen College as well as co-founder and Artistic Director of Torn Space Theater.
Dan received a BA in English Literature and a MA in Arts Management. Dan has directed more than forty works for the stage and was awarded “Best Director” by Artvoice four times. He was referred to in The Dramatist as the “city’s de facto king of site-specific performance” and The Atlantic referred to his work “as a powerful example of the artist’s role in reactivating and imagining new public spaces.”
His work has been written about nationally in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art and Chance Magazine and his production They Kill Things represented the US at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019.
Recently Dan launched RESPONSE Performance Series to bring leading contemporary performance to WNY, developed a site-specific initiative at Silo City and led a successful capital campaign to develop a contemporary performance center in the Broadway/Fillmore neighborhood.