Indiegrrl Women in the Arts nonprofit announces that the 2010 Indiegrrl International Music & Arts Conference & Festival is set to take place in Knoxville, TN this year on August 19 to 22 with the theme “Taking It To The Streets”. A festival style format for showcases has been added to the event this year to bring more public awareness to our selected performing artists by putting showcases in downtown Knoxville, Old City, and Market Square area venues and galleries. Some of these showcases will have live TV streaming on the internet through KnoxIvi 11 O’clock Rock, and main stream radio broadcasts with WDVX FM Radio in Knoxville and also broadcasts on Writer’s Block. There are 120 showcase opportunities available and all genres of music, comedy, and spoken word artists are invited to submit for showcasing slots. Visit http://indiegrrl.com/conference.html for details on how to submit and to register to attend. Deadline to submit is March 31, 2010.
The hosting site for the conference is the beautiful Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park conveniently located within walking distance or a short trolley ride to all of the participating venues. They are extending a discounted hotel room rate for all conference attendees along with free parking opportunities. The conference is a 4 day event packed with educational workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speakers aimed to help independent artists with career development. It is a great networking opportunity with artists and industry professionals and with the addition of the festival format this year to also network with the general public and build a new fan base. Vendors set up to market products and services that enhance the careers of independent artists. Both women and men can attend this event. All showcase artists must identify as females. All bands, groups, and duos must be female fronted.
“Our main goal with producing this event is to build an extremely affordable ‘Human Interaction’ opportunity for networking, career development education, and live performance opportunity that is not available through time spent on the internet. I have had many artists and professionals tell me that after attending this conference it super charged them and helped them take their careers to a stronger level and gave them a new commitment to better their skills and entrepreneurial minds. I feel personally as an artist, so much is taking place on the internet that we all sometimes get lost in the shuffle, and lose touch with the need for actual human interaction and bouncing ideas off each other and having question and answer sessions in person. This conference is packed with opportunities like that to interact with your peers and with other leading edge industry professionals. It also builds awareness of women in music, comedy, and spoken word with the community.” states Vicki Blankenship President of Indiegrrl Women in the Arts.
Sponsorship opportunities are available in everything from print ads in the conference program, to tote bag stuffer program, vendor opportunities, and logo inclusion in all print material, advertising, and radio promotion announcements. Contact Vicki Blankenship at Vicki@indiegrrl.com or Karen E. Reynolds , Vice President of Indiegrrl Women in the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indiegrrl appreciates all sponsorship involvement that helps us in producing this and other events.