Nicole Colbeck has honed her skills through the various events and management opportunities on her path since 1996. From promotion to production, from planning to management, all aspects of events and career management have been part of the experience that goes into what little acorn music management is today.
little acorn music [and event] management began its journey in November of 2010. With a focus on artist management partnerships, Nicole also consults with artists on an occasional basis. Whether working with artists on individual projects or strategizing with them through longterm career plans, Nicole's insights are both fresh and seasoned, offering a perfect blend of irreverence and respect for what's gone before.
For Nicole, the late nineties was the seed bed that grew into a flourishing passion for supporting artists in their own career paths. From helping to found pathwaysound productions, a small concert promotion company turned event production company, to helping to build what became Nutshell Music Inc., both passion and skills grew. A going concern in the Ottawa region, Nutshell Music was recognised as one of Ottawa's premiere festival production companies (Bluesfest, Ottawa Folk Festival, Glengarry Highland Games) and from its inception to the moment she left in 2007, Nicole was involved with most aspects of the events, from booking to load out.
Under contract as Assistant to the Executive Director, 2007-08 saw Nicole working at the heart of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF), responsible in part, for membership contact and contest administration. She subsequently co-founded balancing act, focusing on professional organizing and event planning. Her path then brought her to Heartwood House in 2008 where she spent two years as director of the Everybody Wins programme (a fundraising initiative through the recycling of electronics, helping to shape some of the innovative ideas that lead to the region's disposal regulations for obsolete and unneeded electronics), as well as Artistic Director of the small but vital Heartwood Arts Series.
Throughout all this time, Nicole and her family have hosted Westboro House Concerts, hosting dozens of living room concerts, at first occasionally and more recently, quite avidly.
little acorn music [and event] management
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