Actor, painter, musician, filmmaker or dancer aspiring to the US market?
Join US immigration lawyer Nikki Dryden and Creative Plus Business to gain practical tips on US immigration rules to take your career to Broadway, Hollywood and everywhere in between…
Despite popular believe you don’t have to be Nicole Kidman to qualify for a US visa, but it’s also not an easy process. The hardest part for creatives is distancing yourself from the “rising star” label and proving you already are one. While the O-1 visa is the goal of any creative, providing the flexibility to work for multiple employers, it is not always an option for those early in their career. Testing out the US and related careers is one way to get ahead, while it is important to know the rules to preserve future options.
During this presentation you’ll learn about:
- Temporary Options: B-1/B-2 for amateurs, J-1 for trainees & interns, O-1 for extraordinary ability and more
- Long-Term Options: The world after Diversity Visa Lottery, Green card for extraordinary ability, Family based and more
- Planning for your future and travelling smart
- Identifying the right, creating supporting activities and Building your profile
Whether you are a rising star or already at the top of your craft, think of US immigration visas as boxes that you need to fit into even if you are a circle or star.
What do I get?
All participants of this workshop also receive:
- Printed materials to help in class;
- Lifetime access to a dedicated USA dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
- Access to a webpage full of links and resources to help them get ahead in their creative business.
The workshop is relaxed and informal, you can ask all the questions you’ve never been able to ask before, and participants will also be given ample opportunity to network and get to know each other.
You also get free advice!
All NSW participants are entitled to 4 x 1 hour CHAT sessions, with a creative industries business advisor, 100% subsidised by Business Connect and therefore at no cost to you (no, there’s no catch!).
Who should enrol?
This workshop is ideal for recent graduates, freelancers and anyone interested in taking their creativity to the USA. It’s also relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, designers, visual artists, musicians, composers, dancers, performers – everyone can benefit from a quick introduction or refresher to the basics of business.
Who is Presenting?
Nikki Dryden is a US immigration attorney based in Australia with extensive experience with creatives including dancers, sculptors, illustrators, musicians, filmmakers, producers, art and creative directors, graphic designers, composers, writers and actors. Nikki leads the US immigration practice at PwC in their global mobility team. With over a decade of immigration experience including more than three years working with Australians, Nikki is well versed in US options for creatives at every level. She is also a world citizen with three passports and extensive personal experience in working overseas. Nikki would love to be more creative, but expresses herself mostly in the pool where she swims regularly.