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After years of sitting behind the desk, seeing other's ideas through, ensuring someone else's business was operational, Katrina Frye decided to use her expertise with the one community she is most passionate about - ARTISTS. While earning her bachelors degree in Visual Arts she quickly saw a lack of understanding and training on how an artist goes from the studio into the gallery. Katrina began to explore this gap of information and headed back to school to receive her masters in Arts Management from the Ducker School of Business. Now with ten years of arts management experience Katrina is uniquely positioned to share her findings through her company, Mischief Managed.

In June 2016 Mischief Managed began by consulting art friends on how to get into their master programs, how to release an independent album, how to rebrand and price their freelance services, how to establish contracts and templates for their home studios. From what began with friends has now enabled artist, nationwide, to expand the reach of their work. Through one on one meetings to group workshops, Mischief Managed has become a business development company for artists - where art meets business. Here are some highlights from the last two years of Mischief Managed:

    2018 Highlights:

    • MOVING INTO NEW OFFICE in Lincoln Heights

    2017 Highlights:

    • Led a panel workshop for Artists Entrepreneurs at the United States of Women
    • Spoke on a panel for Music Educators at Colburn School of Music
    • Guest lectured at Pasadena City College - Entrepreneurship class
    • Negotiated major licensing and sync contracts for clients to have work placed on network tv
    • Supported two more independent album releases, both which charted in the top 50 on iTunes Music charts.
    • Coordinated two LA album release shows 
    • Re-branded artists’ websites and social presence
    • Volunteered for Get Lit-Words Ignite, LA Art Show, Arts for LA - Activate Program
    • Facilitated visual artist’s first solo show opening

    2016 Highlights:

    • Empowered local artists to self-publish 2 books and independently release 3 albums
    • Supported 50 local artists to display their work in South LA
    • Coordinated a two-day live band video shoot
    • Helped artists re-brand and create templates
    • Managed three national tours
    • Led five guest lectures at Pasadena City College, Pomona Arts High School, and Cantinas Dance Company
    • Spoke with elected officials as Arts Delegate at LA City Hall