The Loss of the In Person LIVE Performance on CapNY Creatives
For the better part of one year we have been in a public event apocalypse. And, unfortunately, we are not seeing any significant movement on music or performance based events. This has been a difficult time, to say the least, for creatives. Many of us are dependent on live events for an important part of our income, and for keeping a sharp edge on our craft.
Personally, this has been a mixed bag of emotions and vocational direction and evaluation. While I do enjoy the time to focus on passion based endeavors, I miss the interaction that spurs my creative ideas and energy. I am fortunate that my years as a freelance professional have helped me develop skills. As a result, I’ve been able to pivot and keep things rolling. I am especially thankful for the admonition of a close friend to take advantage of federal offerings. This has definitely made the transition manageable. Without it, I likely would have significantly depleted my savings over the course of the last 10 months.
In the spirit of collaboration and best practices, I thought I’d share with you a number of perspectives from our fellow creatives to see how folks are getting along, as we all discover new ways to practice our craft.
This week I interviewed a long time collaborator and seasoned performance artist Ryder Cooley to see what she has been doing to keep sane and busy during our prolonged hiatus.
Be on the lookout in the upcoming weeks for additional perspectives from a variety of creative disciplinary backgrounds.
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A longtime ACE Contributor, Corey works out of Troy, New York. He runs a freelance consultancy for all aspects of brand development and business process management / development. Current projects include cash flow analysis, strategic market planning, 3rd party project oversight, public relations, event planning and front end visual brand design / design-build projects. He has a focus in not-for-profit arts and mission oriented organizations. In his free time he works on honing his craft as a photographer and guitarist. (firstname.lastname@example.org)