WHAT IS THE CCPA GIG SERVICE?
This platform gives students the opportunity to develop professional skills and find performance opportunities within the greater Chicago community. The Center for Arts Leadership hosts the Gig List at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts and maintains the database submitted by the community and students. The Gig List is a valuable arts resource for the community and provides the student body with an additional source of income.
HOW DOES THE GIG LIST WORK?
The gig list is a place for potential employers to submit requests for performers at events in the Chicago Area. Once submitted, events will be shared with CCPA student performers. After submitting an event, employers will have access to the database of performers where they will be able to find and contact students fulfilling their event needs. Students can easily search active opportunities and are responsible to communicate with the employer directly, if interested in providing services at an event. As the performer, you may receive emails from several interested employers and will have the opportunity to choose opportunities that best suit your skills and availability. There is also a possibility that your profile will not receive any interest. Roosevelt University, CCPA, and The Center for Arts Leadership are not responsible for finding performers for events one posted to the Gig Service Page.
WHAT IF I WANT HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION WITH MY ARTIST PROFILE?
No problem! Write to infoCAL@roosevelt.edu and an employee of the Center for Arts Leadership can help you create a profile that highlights your strengths. Our office recommends you have a professional headshot with instrument (as applicable), accurate description of your services (don’t list anything you can’t actually do), and your professional website with examples that highlight the quality of your work as you are able. Though you do not need to have a website to have a great profile, it may attract more attention.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE?
Students decide their own rates and fees, which are negotiated directly between the potential employer and performers. These rates are typically dependent on the length of time, travel costs, type of service, and the number of performers involved. We recommend a minimum of $50-75/hour per performer.
Please note: 100% of the fee goes directly to the students. As this is a service for CCPA students and the Chicago community, our office does not take a percentage of their pay. As such, all payments should be made directly to you as the performer.
HOW WILL I BE CONTACTED?
If employers are interested in using your services for their event, they will reach out to you directly via the contact information listed in your profile. You may also respond to the posting to learn more specifics and to move forward with booking. Please note: The more specific your profile is, the easier it will be for the employer to determine if their abilities suit your event needs.
WHAT IF I HEAR FROM MULTIPLE EMPLOYERS?
If you hear from multiple employers, feel free to select the opportunity that's the best fit for your skill set and schedule. You have the right to turn down any event for any reason. If you believe someone using the service is acting inappropriately, please write to the Center for Arts Leadership Office at infoCAL@roosevelt.edu to report the behavior. Inappropriate behavior will result in removal from the portal for both student performers and potential employers.
I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED HERE...
For all other inquiries, please contact the Center for Arts Leadership at infoCAL@roosevelt.edu with your question.