How I can help you

I specialize in the Arts. I can help you start run and grow your business. Whether Non-Profit or Commercial. As the owner of a Dance company myself I have guided many and continue to be a consultant for arts organizations in WNY and it is within this same scope of knowledge I would like to help you achieve your goals. I am qualified to mentor in topics including but not limited to:

• Establishing a business
• Deciding on a business name
• Branding (tag line)
• Your niche (what makes you different)
• Grant Writing
• How to use social media for grants and fellowship research
• Marketing and target audience
• Creativity
• Freelancing
• Website
• Packaging
• Press Kit
• Chamber of Commerce
• Insurance
• Financials
• Fiscal Year
• Taxes

I am an "Artist in Residence." I have been performing for 40 years. I am a child of the theatre. I graduated from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and continued my education in Musical Theatre at SUNY Fredonia and finally receiving the Certificate in Dance Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. I am the owner of Virtue Dance Collective which is a Freelance Dance co. which operates solely off grant funding. Former Artistic Director of African American Cultural Center's Dance & Drum Performance Co. and am currently a consultant for the Kakilambe' African Dance co. I've traveled internationally singing, dancing, acting, choreographing and directing, whether it's for my own company or a production I'm a part of. I currently sing in community choirs and continue to perform in community theatre. I have worked for the colleges in WNY as well the Buffalo Public School system and Arts in Education Institute. I wrote my first grant at the age of 13 and have been doing so ever since. I am firm believer that money is out there for the arts, and I can show you how to get it.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Customer Relations
  • Non-Profit

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Finance & Insurance

John Campfield

Communication Methods

  • Video