2024 CREATIVE MASTERMIND
+ SONGWRITER COMMUNITY
*now accepting applications--limited space*
For the creative being
who feels alone.
For the artist who is tired
of feeling insecure,
who is exhausted by hard work
who is ready
to demonstrate commitment to your work,
to be professional,
regardless of your vocation.
For the artist who feels unclear
about what the next steps are or how to take them.
For the artist who has lived with fear
who is ready to MAKE THE THING
For the one who has lacked accountability
and knows that loving community and mentors
could change your life.
For anyone who wants to have
what you've never had before...
you've got to do something
you've never done before.
For the one who is passionate about creating,
wears many hats
and creates beautiful things
in slim margins.
For the ARTIST AND...
Elia Giuliani, Ohio
Because of the Mastermind, I am more connected to the creative community and have found great belonging. I am more grounded in my craft and passion, and I am 100% more confident because of it. Because of Mastermind I feel like I can own my creativity and say: I am a creative, and I do creative work.
ARTIST AND serves artists with a unique blend of professionalism and intimacy.
We believe in excellence, and we believe our most excellent work comes when we are most connected to our own authentic voice and to authentic community. And we believe that in the process of growing as artists, we always grow as human beings and thus see growth in the other areas of our lives and relationships.
Our vision for the Mastermind and the Songwriter Community includes creating an intimate space for artists to explore both.
The ARTIST AND CREATIVE MASTERMIND is a place for up to nine committed artists of all kinds to connect and share--resources, ideas, growth and goals.
In good company, you will move in the direction of your unique vision, whether that's by completing a major project or reaching smaller milestones in your craft.
We believe that building relationships beyond one's own art form not only connects us with potential collaborators and resources, but also opens our minds to new ideas on all fronts and offers unimaginable opportunity for expansion.
Our SONGWRITER COMMUNITY provides additional support specific to intermediate to advanced-level songwriters within our Mastermind. (Beginning level songwriters who are current members of our Mastermind are welcome to participate in our monthly Saturday morning Song Circle at no additional cost)
Songwriters will experience the connection, accountability and resource-sharing of the Creative Mastermind PLUS participate in opportunities for growth and guidance in the realm of writing & sharing original music.
In order to curate the best possible experience for all, membership in the Creative Mastermind + Songwriters Community is determined by application.
Keep scrolling for the details!
Membership in a curated community of committed artists
Monthly Mindset Workshop w/ Christa Wells
Monthly Vision Group for accountability & support (depending on group size, Mindset & Vision groups may be scheduled for the same night)
Private Voxer group (weekly check-in from leadership)
Free membership to the CW Song Circle for the year
Three 45-min coaching sessions w/Christa Wells
End of program 30-min Instagram livestream feature of YOU + YOUR WORK
End of Year IN-PERSON Feast & Share gathering in Nashville, Tennessee (evening meal, desserts & drinks provided, transportation & lodging not included)
An invitation to continue growing and being supported within the MasterGrads community (currently meeting monthly via Zoom)
Welcome Gathering - January 29, 2024, 5-:45pm CST
Mindset Mondays* - Every 1st Monday, 7pm CST (where holidays fall on a Monday, we will meet the following Monday
Vision Groups** - Every 3rd Monday if group is larger than six members; otherwise, on 1st Mondays following Mindset Mtg
End of Year Feast & Share - October 26, 5-10pm CST in Nashville
IG Live Interviews - To be scheduled Monday lunch hours during October
*Mindset Monday is a time for us to address key issues faced by most artists (see list below). Through writing prompts, conversation and interactive exercises, we invite new ways of thinking and acquire tools to move through these potential blocks. See themes list below.
**Vision Groups offer a time to spotlight each artist individually and check in on what you’ve been creating, celebrate the steps you’ve taken and hear what you intend to do next. It’s also a time to get brainstorming support or feedback from the group if needed.
Note: Although we do our utmost to avoid schedule changes, it's reasonable to expect there may be unavoidable adjustments over the course of the program. Meeting recordings available when requested in advance.
MINDSET TOPICS (not necessarily in this order):
Self-Awareness & Vulnerability in Community
Courage, Confidence + Competence
Your Mission Statement: Knowing Your Why
Finding Your Creative Voice
Feeling Through Failure
Opting Out of the Comparison Game
The Art of Collaboration
Art as Hospitality
An application fee of $50 will be collected with your application. That fee will apply to your membership if approved. Full payment or first monthly payment are due Jan 17.
Pay In Full - $2111 (minus application fee)
Monthly - $253 (nine installments, minus application fee)
Membership in our Songwriter Community offers all the benefits of the Creative Mastermind PLUS opportunities specific to the needs of dedicated intermediate level songwriters.
INCLUDES (in addition to basic Mastermind benefits):
Creative Mastermind Membership (see above) PLUS...
Monthly Cowrites (with other members as well as past members in assigned groupings, to be accomplished according to the schedules of collaborators) or Writing Prompt Assignments
Monthly Songwriting Masterclass with Nicole Witt--offering song feedback and instruction on aspects of the craft
Three 45-min Private Coaching Sessions with Nicole Witt
ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES/TIMES:
Songwriting Masterclass - 4th Monday each month, Feb-Oct, 7-8:30pm CST
Co-Writes - Scheduled independently amongst assigned cowriters
*Although we do our utmost to avoid schedule changes, it's reasonable to expect there may be unavoidable adjustments over the course of the program. Meeting recordings will be available when requested in advance.
SONG CIRCLE TOPICS:
The Dance of Cowriting
Writing Compelling Lyrics for Verses + Choruses
Choosing Chords, Tempo + Vibe
Writing Singable, Memorable + Hooky Melodies
Writing a Great Chorus
Building a Bridge (+ How To Know If You Need One)
You've Written a Great Song--What To Do Next
Recording a Solid Demo
Music Industry: Publishing, PROs, Pitching, Licensing...What Does It All Mean?
A One-Year Plan
ONE-TIME INVESTMENT (includes Mastermind + Songwriter Community combined):
An application fee of $50 will be collected with your application. That fee will apply to your membership if approved. Full payment or first monthly payment will be due Jan 17.
Pay In Full - $2999 (total cost of Mastermind + Songwriter Community)
Monthly - $360 (nine installments minus application fee)