The CORE Cooperative

The CORE Cooperative fosters a resilient and mutually supportive community through an entrepreneurship and wellness program that serves diverse cohorts of jazz musicians and professionals in Philadelphia. CORE is based on an understanding of the iterative nature of long careers. Successful artists and other professionals must remain true to themselves at challenging invention and reinvention points; center health and wellness to be able to support themselves and others; and recognize the community benefit of strengthening bonds among a core group of creators. The inaugural cohort is gathering now – CORE launches in the Winter of 2022

About the program

The CORE Cooperative will be composed of several elements that would help artists build business skills, develop supportive networks, and find paid work.

One element is free education and workshop series led by industry professionals. Another is hands-on, business-building activities. A third is entering into a cohort of mutually-supportive musicians who will eventually have a powerful alumni network.

Musicians who complete the program will be eligible for other support: technical support on grant and residency programs from Jazz Philadelphia staff, eligibility to become a Jazz Philadelphia Ambassador (program in development), and a listing on the Jazz Philadelphia website, including a promotional photo, bio and links to your work.

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Participants at the 2018 Jazz Philadelphia Summit, including artist Ella Ghant (Right) exchange notes.

Participants at the 2018 Jazz Philadelphia Summit, including artist Ella Ghant (Right) exchange notes.

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