A Guide to Business in the Performing Arts

Are you considering starting your own performing arts company or just need business skills to advance your career, this guide can assist in making informed decisions and crafting a comprehensive strategy. Conducted in conjunction with the Entrepreneurship & Leadership Department at University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, it provides insight into entry points into the performing arts field, explores career options available to you and identifies professional objectives.

A Guide to Performing Arts Facility Design and Development

Created specifically for current and prospective sponsors of performing arts companies on tour, this handbook details the production requirements these organizations – such as theatre, opera, ballet and modern dance – require for performances. It includes detailed information on stage dimensions, seating capacity and rental contacts in addition to an overview of common technical theater issues.

A Guide to Performing Arts Research and Resources

Constructed with the U-M Library’s Performing Arts and Leadership Program, this guide can assist you in finding key materials for performing arts research. While not a complete bibliography, it does provide an overview of some of the most significant sources for performing arts entrepreneurship and leadership.

A Guide to Performing Arts Management and Legal Issues

Jackie Elliman from the Independent Theatre Council has crafted this comprehensive guide that covers all the legal and business fundamentals for starting your own performing arts company. With a step-by-step plan and comprehensive list of essential information, you can take control of your company and set up legal structures with ease.