professional Development

Negotiation Skills and Strategies

Mar 16 2015


Creative Capital
15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor
New York, NY


NYC Workshop

Topics Covered

Verbal Communications


Negotiation Skills and Strategies
This just in! Longtime Creative Capital consultant Kirby Tepper will be in our downtown NYC office next Monday, March 16, to present a live seminar on a subject near and often not-so-dear to artists’ hearts: Negotiation Skills and Strategies. For every type of artist and every type of negotiation, this workshop will hone essential skills and teach artists how to make deals that are empowering, as well as financially and creatively fruitful.

Kirby Tepper
Kirby Tepper spent 30 years as singer/dancer/actor, appearing on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, regional theatre, film, and T.V.   His career included working as a musician and songwriter, having composed music and lyrics for the first “Shrek” film and for commissioned works such as stage versions of the film “Gladiator” and “A Room With A View”.  Kirby has spent many years happily working with Creative Capital; he consults grantees and leads seminars for artists in the Professional Development Program.   His aim is to promote career development via verbal communication skills.  He helps artists with communications such as receptions and networking, negotiations, and meetings with prospective funders and sponsors.  He started his consulting practice while working as a performer and writer, applying those ideas to improve communication skills for executives from Toyota, Hyundai, Columbia University Law School, Broadvision, and many more.  Eventually his interests the psychology of communication led to a career as a licensed psychotherapist with a practice emphasizing self-esteem issues, trauma, and of course, working with artists of all kinds.