When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 10:30 am - 11:10 am

Location: MTCC 202A

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: General. Subjects: Budget, Mentoring, Partnerships, and Programming.


Position your library as an incubator for musical talent – build social capital within your community by partnering with innovative educators, songwriters and sound engineers. Provide the foundation to support a music mentoring start-up, with facility usage, administrative support, and the development of a promotional portfolio.

Enable an environment that opens your doors to possibility by fostering close working relationships with local businesses and initiatives. Invest in your community by allocating material budgets towards instruments and sound systems that offer quality instruction and produce tangible outcomes.

Explore the Music Is My Weapon model and learn the basics of mentoring and best practices for implementation. Become an advocate for musicians by using your transferable skills of leadership, project management, and communication.

Challenge and redefine the “start-up” concept to suit the goals and objectives of your strategic plan. Utilize your enthusiasm, passion and commitment to make music happen!

– Building social capital in your community: Using music as a tool for empowerment, diversity and cross-promotion
– Defining a music mentoring start-up: The Music is My Weapon model
– Identifying partners: Scouting for opportunities
– Brand standard: Value of quality control
– Budget basics: Laying the foundation, setting the stage and ongoing costs


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