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Navigating the Labyrinth: U.S. Visas for Performing Artists

December 5, 2017: 12pm-1pm CT

In this webinar, Matthew Covey, Tamizdat, will provide a primer on the U.S. artist visa process.

Topics will include:

  • deciding which visa to seek
  • how to decide when a work visa is needed (a detailed explanation)
  • which evidence to provide
  • resources for the process
  • response timeframe guidelines
  • current problems with the processing system
  • state of the current political climate
  • updates on policy advocacy
  • duration of stay requests

Matthew Covey has worked in music and arts immigration since the 90s. As a member of the critically acclaimed US/Slovak indie-rock band Skulpey, as Knitting Factory Records’ Amsterdam booking agent, and as the manager of Grammy Award winning band, the Klezmatics, Covey’s varied career has given him a broad understanding of the entertainment industries. He has presented and chaired panels on artist mobility issues at numerous conferences, including SXSW, CMJ, WOMEX, Folk Alliance, APAP, The Great Escape, M4Music, YouBloom, HWCH, IndieWeek, Western Arts Alliance, Mundial Montreal, NXNE, The Edinburgh Fringe, FimPro, and Eurosonic. Covey is a founding director of Tamizdat, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes international cultural exchange. He is president of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States, and founder of ContraBanned. He holds a J.D. from New York Law, an M.A. focussing on post colonial literary theory from University College Dublin, a B.A. in English from Oberlin College, and is admitted to the New York Bar.

 

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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS | Let’s talk about the money!

In this webinar, you’ll learn how understanding your numbers and learning to use tools (like budgets) is the key to making better decisions, controlling your cash flow, and building a sustainable career in the music business.

Topics include: Why do I need to keep track of my numbers, and how do I do it? What is a budget, and how do I make one? How do I use my numbers to make better decisions, stabilize my cash flow, and move me toward my goals?

Presented by Erin McGrane on September 19, 2017.

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