Free, one-day informational workshop for local artists, arts organizations, and individuals interested in developing their performing arts product for the stage.

In collaboration with the eighth annual Creative Control Fest (CCF), the Lincoln Theatre will host a FREE, one-day Artist Production Development Workshop on Saturday, September 14, from 8 am-12 pm for local artists, arts organizations, and individuals interested in developing a performing arts product for the stage. Workshop participants will also be offered the opportunity to purchase a ticket at a reduced rate to that afternoon’s session of CCF at the Lincoln from 12-5 pm and Celebration Concert from 6-10 pm.

The workshop is also available as a free add-on to CCF participants who have purchased the full three-day ticket.

Saturday, September 14

8 am – 12 pm
CCF: 12-5 pm


This workshop will include the following sessions, as well as one-on-one Q&A and networking opportunities with consultants and theatre staff:

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

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

Legalities & Insurance: Educate yourself on legal issues such as copyrights and basic insurance to cover rentals, riders, resources, personnel, and equipment.

The workshop is FREE, but space is limited and a reservation is required. Interested parties should contact Lincoln Theatre Executive Director at (614) 719-6746 or for more information.


CCF is a multi-day creative confest (Conference + Festival) that centers on creatives of color who are a part of the growing creative class. Born from a need to see more black creatives and creatives of color represented in creative industries, CCF aims for the mutual exchange of resources with people of color in the industries of art, music, design, activism, tech, scholarship, and entrepreneurship.

The conference begins 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. CCF will also feature an art show, performances, and vendors in concert with the speakers’ series, culminating in a Celebration Concert featuring up-and-coming musicians.


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