I’ll be the Workshop for Musicians on April 11th – hope you can make it!
The workshops are the initiative of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. In the March 2015 issue of The WholeNote, editor David Perlman wrote, “Ann Summers Dossena, driving force behind IRCPA, has been preaching in the arts wilderness for as long as I can remember about the unmet needs of artists on the edge of performing careers who have nowhere to turn for support, resources and expertise when they are in the process of making the transi¬tion from a sheltered academic environment to the realities of life as working musicians.” Summers Dossena says, “We are pleased to welcome JAZZ.FM91, The Canadian Music Centre, Paintbox Bistro and all the other partners in the Hot Topics workshops, to expand our mission in assisting the wider music community.”
The March and April programs of the IRCPA are made possible, in part, by contributions from and/or the participation of the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Daniels Corporation, WholeNote Media Inc., the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Opera Company, JAZZ.FM91, Mirvish Productions, Paganelli’s Risotteria, Paintbox Bistro, SOCAN Foundation and private donations.
Depending on funding, the IRCPA also provides year-round services to artists on request, including round-table discussions, research, feedback auditions, mentoring sessions and consultations. Founded and led by award-winning artist manager Ann Summers Dossena, the IRCPA aims to “turn potential into accomplishment”. Charitable donations to these programs can be made through Canada Helps by clicking on the website www.ircpa.net.