Throughout the rest of the semester, PAC is holding a series of workshops that will provide aid to student organizations regarding UPAC funding, organization marketing, and scheduling table reservations on campus. PAC President John Connolly will provide advice and tips about these topics to anyone who attends these workshops.
The workshops will be on the following days:
John Connolly answers frequently asked questions about these workshops below:
What inspired PAC to host this workshop series?
All groups here at Penn State have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources that student affairs and student activities provides. I've had the opportunity to see this through the lens of the Penn State Thespians and see the massive advantage that it can provide for the performing arts. However, through our work we've seen that not everyone takes those opportunities and with the expertise that PAC can provide I would love to see the use of these resources grow.
What qualifies you to speak about these topics?
Like I mentioned above, I've had the opportunity to become incredibly familiar with these resources as a Producer, Marketing Chair and Treasurer for Penn State Thespians. Additionally, I work for Student Activities in Schwab Auditorium. This combination has provided me with a lot of exposure and I would like to share that with the whole community.
What will the format of the workshops be like?
Each workshop has a focus: UPAC, Registering Events/Programs/Space, and Marketing. We will then do an overview of the processes for each topic and then dive into a more specialized look based on the groups in attendance. For example: if a dance organization comes in and wants to know how to fund their workshop series in NYC or if an instrumental groups wants to fund their concert in Schwab, we will help explain and try to make that happen.
What can attendees expect to learn from these workshops?
Those attending can expect to find a wealth of resources that they can take advantage of and specific assistance to make their programs better and enhance the opportunities for their students and peers.
Does PAC plan to host more workshops like this in the future?
PAC is planning on hosting these events once a semester to help with exec boards that are transitioning and to give consistent ways for groups to enhance their programming and performances.
Are these workshops specific to performing arts organizations?
These workshops are applicable to any performing arts organization. The structure of the workshops will enable every group to gain something - whether they are the type of group that puts on large scale performances or small concerts.
Should attendees bring anything to these workshops?
Just ideas for how they would like to improve their club! Each aspect of the workshops (UPAC, Registering Events/Programs/Space and Marketing) play a large role in making organizations better. So just come with some ways that you think that you club could grow and using money from UPAC, event/rehearsal space and increased marketing we will find a way to elevate your org!