I've been trying to put together a large group of people to participate in an artistic performance-based hobby that they all claim to enjoy. I'm the group leader, and it feels like I'm herding cats when it comes to getting people to commit to attending training sessions so that our shows will be of a high quality. I'm constantly altering my plans so that the least experienced people aren't left behind.
How can I get people to step up their game and commit to the group without alienating them? [more inside]
San Francisco for 3 months to be creative and check out awesomeness. Low budget, Bangladesh passport. Possible? [more inside]
I'd like to start a festival. This time I actually have a plan and possibly some people. Where do I start? [more inside]
Will we be allowed to bring a soft cooler with some sandwiches into the outdoor venue tomorrow night when we go to see Last Train Home at Montgomery County, MD's Strathmore Center? This is a "Friday Nights Out Back" event. [more inside]
What are some great resources, preferably online, of fringe arts (burlesque, cabaret, circus, improv, street theatre, etc) in the United Kingdom? [more inside]
Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
ObscureNewsResearchFilter: Does anyone remember a fairly recent news story regarding a performing arts academy (possibly a music school, specifically) being destroyed by a fire? I want to go even further and say that it happened in Salzburg, Austria, but I may have hallucinated that particular detail. I've googled to no avail.