A new SETC virtual event series featuring webinars and panels focused on content for both students and professionals

Recordings of previous webinars are available to current SETC members via the SETC Video Library

Previous Webinars Include:

Assistance Through Agencies
Developing Your Brand
Navigating Insurance as a Working Artist

Navigating Insurance as a Working Artist


Join Carey Blackburn as she demystifies the healthcare marketplace for creatives, regardless of union status or frequency of out-of-town contracts. This session will aim to assist attendees with understanding the Basics of Health Insurance plans and how they impact creatives, selecting plans, and accessing mental health care, and more! We invite you to bring any questions that you have about health insurance for working artists.
July 15
4pm ET

PRESENTER: Carey Blackburn
As an adult who was uninsured for two years out of college, I am passionate about making the health insurance marketplace as accessible and calming to navigate as possible- regardless of financial and logistic challenges. My extensive experience in traveling freelance work gives me a thorough perspective on how changing circumstances can impact healthcare needs. I am an independent agent so that I can compare multiple companies and make integrity my #1 priority!
Assistance Through Agencies

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Gain more knowledge about arts agencies and the resources they provide to help you along your professional journey as an artist. Join Miah Michaelsen, Deputy Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, as she discusses agency programs that are offered in the Southeastern region, how to most effectively work with local and state arts agencies, and what you should prepare for.
June 23
4pm ET

PRESENTER: Miah Michaelsen
Miah Michaelsen has been Deputy Director of the Indiana Arts Commission since 2015 where she is responsible for daily operations of the agency including financial management, policy development and strategic planning. Previous to that she served as Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts for the City of Bloomington where her portfolio included arts and economic development, public art and facilities development.
Discover the next steps and best practices for developing your own brand as a professional artist working in a digital world. Join Tony Howell, business coach and digital designer, as he discusses modern entrepreneurship and digital wellness for your business, branding, website, email, and social media.
June 30
10am ET

PRESENTER: Tony Howell
Tony Howell is a business coach and digital designer for Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Olivier award-winning artists. His work has been featured by Google, Squarespace, SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association, and more. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he was an actor for 20+ years—performing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours, and beyond. In addition to weekly free content and scholarships to his quarterly programs, Tony donates a percentage of profits to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and 100% of all the profits from his book, Artists to Artist to the ACLU. Learn more at
Tax Time with Up-to-Date Theatricals

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Based on their newly published directory, The Performing Artist Guide to Money, Taxes, and Success, and the Up-To-Date Actor database, join career coach Annie Chadwick, Up-To-Date Theatricals, Up-to-Date Actor creator, Abigail Hardin, for an in-depth approach to how to represent your performance career as a business with an organized record keeping system and clear job pursuing expense deductions.
July 8
4pm ET
About Up-To-Date Theatricals & the Up-To-Date Actor
Owned and operated by the mother-daughter team of Annie Chadwick and Abigail Hardin, Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC (UTD) is one of the most comprehensive theatrical services in the country for professionals working in the performing arts. Founded in 1988 by NYC actress Annie Chadwick, UTD provides innovative, self-promotional marketing tools; industry sourcebook publications which include: NYC Agent Directory, NYC Personal Manager Directory, NYC Casting Directors and The South East Entertainment Directory. In addition to these career advancing services, UTD offers individualized one-on-one career building consultations as well as ongoing classes, workshops, and masterclasses. Our latest digital service, the Up-To-Date Actor has become an invaluable tool for actors, no matter where they reside. The Up-To-Date Actor, created by founder Abigail Hardin, is the ultimate 24/7 personal assistant that gives artists the tools to be the CEO of their careers. This portable, industry insider provides daily updated Film/TV/Theatre projects, news, industry contacts, and tools for actors to run their performance career as a business.

PRESENTER: Annie Chadwick
ANNIE CHADWICK is the founder and owner of Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC. Her multi-faceted performance career ranges from the stages of opera & musical theatre to the world of film and TV. Recent work includes: Elmwood Playhouse play reading series, Calendar Girls; Feinstein/54 Below Cabaret, “Broadway Bluegrass;” NPR – Trials of the Earth with NYCity Slickers; Feature film, “Hank Boyd is Dead,” director Sean Melia. Film/TV credits: Confessions of a Shopaholic, as John Lithgow’s wife; Law & Order: SVU; Animal Planet; Hallmark Channel’s New Morning; Awakenings. Favorite Theatre credits: Jacques Brel: Life Dance; Something’s Afoot; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Cabaret; Hello Dolly!; Baby; Steel Magnolias; Jerry’s Girls, Same Time Next Year and Faust with Jerome Hines. Lead Singer/Songwriter, NYCity Slickers credits: Tours: Norway Tour & Mississippi Home; soloist, “Bluegrass Mass; NBC TV – All Night with Joey Reynolds; NYC’s Central Park concert, opening for Grammy winner Marty Stuart. Albums: Layin’ It Down and Cotton Comet Sky. Annie has a Masters Degree from Indiana University, School of Music. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, AGMA. Email Annie:

PRESENTER: Abigail Hardin
ABIGAIL HARDIN is an owner of Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC and founder/designer of The Up-To-Date Actor. Having been a professional child actress, with a career spanning from stage to screen, credits include: Theatre: Abby’s Song w/Paul Sorvino; That’s Showbiz!; Opa! (TBG); Little Kit (Vineyard); Anne Frank & Me (AJT). TV/Film: Dellaventura w/Danny Aiello; As the World Turns; Guiding Light; Nickelodeon and Searching for Bobby Fischer. Lead Singer/Songwriter, the NYCity Slickers. Albums: Layin’ It Down and Cotton Comet Sky. After her studies at Emerson College, Abigail went back to Hunter College for Web Programming & Design and it was there that the idea came to her to create a digital product for Actors, unlike anything the industry has seen. Abigail Hardin Designs offers actors design services from resumes and postcards to websites & custom email campaigns. Abigail strives to help actors take command of their business. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA & ASCAP. Email:


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