Artist Workshop – How to talk about your art with Joyce Rosario & Dani FeckoJoyce Rosario & Dani Fecko
As part of our Spring Series we are offering free online programming. This artist workshop is free to attend, but advance registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to your inbox with your free Eventbrite ticket.
Ever struggled to talk about the show you’re working on? Find it hard to put your creative practice into words? Does writing about your art in a grant or talking to a presenter about your newest show in development make your palms sweat? Do you talk in circles, ramble, or just shut down?
Talking about your own art is hard! But, it’s a critical skill to advance your career, secure tour bookings, and apply for grants. Join celebrated curator Joyce Rosario and much-loved agent Dani Fecko for this artist workshop where they will give you practical tips, tricks, and skills for eloquently and succinctly talking about your art.
This workshop will be held on Zoom and will be real-time live captioned (CART).
About the presenters
Joyce Rosario (she/her) is a performing arts curator and facilitator based in Vancouver BC. In her practice she is guided by values of collaboration, rigour and care and over her career has gained broad exposure in interdisciplinary, experimental and community-based performance. Until June 2020 she was Associate Artistic Director at the PuSh Festival where she spent seven years in curatorial and senior leadership positions. Previously, Joyce spent 10 years in the Canadian dance milieu starting as an administrator with battery opera and later as a producer and executive director including NewWorks and Made in BC – Dance on Tour. She trained in Theatre Production/Design at the University of British Columbia in 2003, and in her early career was once nominated for a Jessie Richardson award in Costume Design. Her first foray in performance was as a teenage participant in a new genre public art project by Suzanne Lacy. Joyce is a first-generation Canadian of Filipina descent, privileged to live on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Dani Fecko (she/her) is a first generation Canadian of Czech and Slovak descent who lives on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is the founder of Fascinator Management whose clients’ contemporary performance practices are informed by their diverse lived experiences and are mainly rooted in theatre and interdisciplinary practice. Fascinator is grounded in community, care, curiosity, support, equity and joy. Fascinator currently has international consulting contracts, along with a steady rotation of Canadian coaching and consulting clients. Dani is on the board of the Western Arts Alliance and the advancement committee of the International Society of the Performing Arts. She was a Leadership Fellow with APAP from 2016 – 2018 and a Fellow with ISPA from 2012 – 2014. Dani is a term-lecturer at Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver with her piano playing husband Angus and their pet fish Hyfinn.
Captioning services provided with the support of an Accessibility Project Grant from Disability Alliance BC.