Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Marketing Support for Artists

Recorded On: 06/26/2019


Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat 

 Marketing Support for Artists

Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for June 2019 will be about marketing support for artists.

What marketing skills do artists need to thrive?

Join Ceylon Mitchell, Musician and Owner/Director of M3 Music Media Marketing, LLC, as he discusses strategies to start, manage, and grow a business for an individual artist. Learn tips about how you can support musicians and other artists in their journey of growing their recognition and business.

This project is supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ceylon Mitchell

Founder & Co-Owner

M3 Mitchell Media & Marketing, LLC

Ceylon Mitchell II is a contemporary classical flutist, educator, and entrepreneur on a mission to celebrate Black and Latinx voices in classical music. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, he now resides in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Ceylon is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student at the University of Maryland in Flute Performance where he also received a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Journalism. Recent achievements include the Strathmore Artist in Residence Class of 2021, a Prince George’s County Forty UNDER 40 Award in Arts & Humanities, and a 2021 Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Artist Fellowship Grant. 

Ceylon supports performing artists, arts organizations, and beyond with personalized multimedia production and digital marketing consulting as the founder and co-owner of M3 | Mitchell Media & Marketing, LLC. Tailored services include photography, videography, and digital media marketing. M3 has served dozens of individuals, 10+ arts ensembles, and 20+ organizations of all sizes including local arts agencies, arts advocacies groups, universities, and more. Together with his wife and business partner, Ceylon seeks to equip and empower his fellow performing artists for artistic and marketing success in a 21st-century landscape. He is also an active arts advocate in the D.C. area, serving as a National Flute Association Career and Artistic Development Committee member, a Umoja Flute Institute marketing committee member, a Washington Performing Arts junior board member, a Recording Academy Washington D.C. Chapter Professional Member, and Arts Advocates Network of Maryland (AAMN) member with Maryland Citizens for the Arts. Ceylon currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland with his wife and two sons.


Twitter: @ceylonmitchell

Instagram: @ceylonmitchell



Cristyn Johnson (Moderator)

Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

Cristyn Johnson is the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. In this capacity, she develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to advance competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.  She also develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs of a diverse workforce. She manages, grows, and cultivates an Emerging Leaders Network, a Mid-Career Leaders Network, and an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals in the field of practices, who can share their knowledge with the field at large.        


Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Marketing Support for Artists