The Crooked Road is offering a fast-paced, hands-on workshop for high school and college students in Southwest Virginia to develop festival and event management skills that can be used in many applications. The one-day workshop will cover event conceptualization & marketing, programming (booking, artist relations and contracting), event logistics (event and festival management), and concert production (lighting, sound & recording). Presenters include representatives from some of the region’s premiere festivals and events including Blue Ridge Music Center, Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest, Chantilly Farm, FloydFest, HoustonFest, Virginia Highlands Festival, and more!
The workshop will be held at Heartwood in Abingdon, Virginia on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The schedule for the workshop includes coffee, juice, and breakfast snacks at 9:30 am (if desired), a welcome at 10:00 am, and four 50-min. workshop sessions of 7-8 students each (event conceptualization & marketing, programming, event logistics, and concert production) at 10:10 am, 11:10 am, 1:10 pm and 2:10 pm. Lunch will be provided at noon. The workshop is offered at no cost to attendees, and participants will receive a $25 honorarium upon completion of the workshop.
Applicants must be at least a current 9th grade student up to and including a college senior, and must be from or living in Southwest Virginia. Southwest Virginia includes the counties (and associated towns) of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe; and the Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford.
To apply for the workshop, applicants must submit a short essay of 200 words or less on why you would like to participate in the workshop. Please email to email@example.com or mail to: The Crooked Road, One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210. Essays must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18. Please include your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number at the top of the essay. 30 applicants will be selected for the workshop. Applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by Thursday, April 20.
For questions or for more information, please contact Jonathan Romeo, The Crooked Road’s Program Manager, at (276) 492-2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.