Artist Development Workshops

National Sawdust’s commitment to supporting artists extends to a series of Artist Development Workshops for participants on our Artist-in-Residence and Mentorship programs. These intimate conversations and masterclasses offer insight and introduction to the wider arts and music industry, from producing, curating, the creative process, branding, press, publishing, fundraising and beyond.

To date, iconic artists and industry experts featured include composer and performer Meredith Monk, choreographer Liz Lerman, producer and curator Rachel Chanoff, and Vice President of Urban Promotions, Atlantic Records, Juliette Jones.

February 16 2020
A Life In Song
Renée Fleming in conversation with composer’s Paola Prestini and Tod Machover.

March 21 2020
Inspired Criticism: how words and music support each other
A conversation with Steve Smith, journalist and Director of Publications, National Sawdust.

April 11 2020
The Architecture of Music
A presentation with Karen Wong, Deputy Director at The New Museum. 

May 9 2020
The Art of Improvisation
A workshop with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Curator of National Sawdust Tracks.