Next Artist Production Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 8 am–3 pm.

Through the generous support of KeyBank, the Lincoln Theatre will host a free, one-day informational workshop on Saturday, September 29, for local artists, arts organizations, and individuals interested in developing their performing arts product for the stage.

The clinic will include four classes offering one-on-one Q&A and networking opportunities with consultants and theatre staff. Sessions will last approximately one hour and include:

Production Planning
Discover how to take your artistic vision from your mind to the page to the stage.

Technical Staging
Learn about light design, sound design, staging, and the technical capabilities of the Lincoln Theatre including available equipment, usage, and streming and broadcast abilities.

Marketing and Advertising
Find out how to build your audience with cost-efficient marketing strategies for radio, print, online, and social media outlets.

Learn about legal issues such as copyrighting your work and creating legal entities.


The Artist Production Development Workshop will be held at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) from 8am–12pm on Saturday, September 29. The workshop is FREE, but space is limited and a reservation is required. Continental breakfast will be provided. Interested parties should contact Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford at (614) 719-6746 or for more information.

The afternoon session will be the Creative Control Fest, a grassroots conference designed to bring together the soul and technical ability of the art and design community. The conference will begin with workshops centered on artist development and taking an idea from concept to production, followed by a speakers' series featuring creative professionals, industry leaders, and innovators in design, fashion, and other creative fields. Creative Control Fest will also feature an art show, performances, and vendors in concert with the spearkers' series, culminating in a Celebration Concert featuring up-and-coming musicians.

Attendees can participate in the afternoon session by registering at (fee required)

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.