MAY 23, 2020 : Workshop #1 @ Online (URL TBA)
AUGUST 15, 2020 : Workshop #2 @ TBA
OCTOBER 3, 2020 : Workshop #3 @ TBA
OCTOBER 3, 2020 : Beginning of Marketing Campaign
OCTOBER 30, 2020 : End of Marketing Campaign
NOVEMBER 1, 2020 : Beginning of Winner’s Marketing Campaign
NOVEMBER 30, 2020 : End of Winner’s Marketing Campaign
Workshop #1 @ ONLINE (URL TBA)
Workshop #2 @ TBA
Workshop #3 @ TBA
You will receive your cheque at the end of each workshop, assuming all contract deliverables are met e.g. full attendance of workshops with the amount of people specified in the contract, etc.
After the 3rd workshop (October 3), in order to obtain your social media spend cheques, you will need to upload your social media receipts by end of the marketing contest.
MAD Workshop #1 : INTRO/ORIENTATION
– Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ ONLINE (URL TBA)
MAD Alumni Speaker : Shirsha
– “Getting Out There”
– Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ TBC
– “Programming Performing Arts – The Business of Programming in an Intercultural City”
External Speaker : Demetrius Nath @ antiskeptic entertainment
– “How to Successfully Market Yourself — And What to Avoid”
– “The Triple Load of 3rd Culture Kids: Building & Cultivating a Multi-Disiplinary Performing Arts Career as a South Asian-Canadian Artist“
– Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ TBC
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is MAD aka. #MonsterArtist Development?
- What is special about the 2020 MAD?
- As an artist, do I need to prepare anything for the workshops?
- As a speaker, am I expected to stay for all workshops?
- Are you thinking of the COVID-19 situation?
- Will all workshops be online?
- Will we perform at the workshops?
- Will we be interviewed at the workshops?
- How about payments?
- Other questions?
What is MAD aka. #MonsterArtist Development?
It’s a program investing in diverse professional artists by supporting their career via workshops, connections with industry experts and other professional artists.
The MAD program also gives participating artists professional video productions (fully paid for), access to marketing team assistance and marketing budget, etc.
Past artists include:
Aakanksha Sharma – Mirchi Music Award for Critics’ Choice – Upcoming female vocalist of 2020
Jonita Gandhi – Mirchi Music Award for Best Play Back Singer – Female for the song Gilehriyaan (Dangal) in 2017 OR Voice of the chartbuster “The Breakup Song” (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Abhilasha Chellam – Winner of 2009 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi Singing competition on Zee Marathi
Bishakh Jyoti – Nominated for best director at the Mirchi awards in 2015
Sanchari Bose – Award-winner of National Scholarship at NCRT for Indian classical music
and many more…
See previous MAD artists’ videos here.
What is special about the 2020 MAD?
The 2020 MAD program consists of 3 comprehensive workshops that will include sessions by various industry experts, training on marketing concepts, running social media campaigns and more — bigger and better than ever!
As a participant, you are required to participate fully in all workshops with 2 members (interview candidates) from your group.
See dates and tentative schedules here.
As an artist, do I need to prepare anything for the workshops?
Yes, prior to the 3rd workshop on October 3, we ask that you fill out a form with information on your group. That way, we can prepare the workshop with the best possible output for you.
Please stay tuned for the URL for this…
As a speaker, am I expected to stay for all workshops?
No, as an external speaker you will be required to attend the one workshop in full as mentioned on your contract – i.e. both your talk and the workshop portion of the day.
Are you thinking of the COVID-19 situation?
YES! We are following the COVID-19 sitation very closely. We care about everyone’s safety, hence the 2020 workshop(s) will be online depending on recommended health regulations at the time.
Will all workshops be online?
We are following the COVID-19 situation very closely. For now, the May workshop will be online.
Please stay tuned for more information on subsequent workshops.
Will we perform at the workshops?
No. All performance will be at the #BollywoodMonster Mashup festival in July 2020. Here we will record your performance which alongside interviews with you, will end with a video documentary to be promoted on social media (paid for by us).
Will we be interviewed at the workshops?
Yes. Interviews will happen, for your final documentary video, at both BMM and MAD workshops.
How about payments?
We pay artists as soon as the deliverables agreed upon are met.
Please refer to your agreement for your exact payment schedule.
Please check our website www.MonsterArtistDevelopment.com,
or email your personal MonstrARTity contact directly.