The Arts & Business Council’s Periscope Pitch is the culminating event of the Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training program. Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training is a year-long learning opportunity that empowers pre-professional and professional artists to see their creative practice through an entrepreneurial lens. Through an intensive business development curriculum, small group work with peers, and one-on-one mentoring with a business expert, participants prepare to take their career to the next level. At the Pitch, Periscope graduates have the opportunity to share their work through a display of their own design, and put their training to the test by taking the stage to pitch their new project, business, or concept to the community. An all-star, expert panel of judges provide insights and feedback after each pitch, and audience members can vote to determine, in tandem with the judges’ scores, which artists receive awards.
Periscope is a program of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, presented in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Metro Arts: Nashville’s Office of Arts + Culture, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development. Additional support for the 2019 program was provided by the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation, SESAC, Southwest Airlines, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Special thanks to Frothy Monkey and OZ Arts Nashville.
About the Artist: Roz Welch is an artist and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Guyana, a culture rich in Reggae music, then moving to the US and being exposed to the soul music of Motown, Roz beautifully blended the two to develop her own unique sound and style that she calls “Reggae Soul Music.” Her rhythmic vocals will take you into a melodic sea of uncharted waters as her captivating performances leave you feeling awakened and inspired to live out loud.
Video © Ethan Palm, 2019. www.ethanpalm.net