10:50 - All the venues in the state of Alabama that attend PAE are here. And the ASCA staff. It’s noisy in our room, and the music is piped in over the intercom. The person who was in charge of the block booking initiative retired…that’s why nothing ever happened this spring.
There’s a new website in the works; artsconsortiumofalabama.com - wow – that’s a big, big URL.
SouthArts.org is going paperless for their new e-grant.
They’re going online with grant applications; http://southarts.egrant.net. System live in October. It’s the same software that ASCA uses, so I don’t need training. Yay!
They’re supporting block-book tours. Three presenters can get together for applying for the entire tour fees of an artist. Very Cool. Starts March 8, 2010. Concert must be booking July 2010-June 30th 2011. Must have a presenter from another state, (all applicants can’t be from just one state).
Introductions & chat…I’m hungry.