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April: Funding Sources for Artists  

 

Funding Sources for ArtistsStaying afloat and prospering, sometimes requires finding funding sources other than sales. At these seminars, we'll look at the range of possibilities that exist.

 

Part 1: Show Me the Money: Finding Artist Grants

The Foundation Center is a national non-profit that provides the most comprehensive database available of U.S. grantmakers and their grants through annual directories and a searchable online database. Both are expensive to access for individual use. The only fulltime free public access to these resources in Berkshire County is at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, which serves as a cooperating collection of The Foundation Center. Tuesday evening, learn more about how to search online for foundation funding for your creative projects.

Instructor: Thomas Bernard, MCLA's Advancement Office
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2009; 7-9pm
Location: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (51 Main Street, North Adams, MA) 

 

Part 2: Show Me the Money: Teaching What you Know

Many artists supplement their income through teaching their craft. Tonight staff of two local organizations that between them employ over 100 local artists talk about the qualities and credentials needed to be a successful teaching artist. Hope Sullivan and Cindy Kelly are the Executive and Program Director of IS183 Art School, a community visual arts school in Stockbridge, and Sandy Newman and Dawn Lane are the same respectively with Community Access to the Arts, a Berkshire County organization that brings artmaking experiences to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

Panelists: Directors from IS183 Art School and Community Access to the Arts
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2009; 7-9pm
Location: IS183 Art School (13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA)

 

Part 3: Show Me the Money: Finding Artist Grants

The Foundation Center is a national non-profit that provides the most comprehensive database available of U.S. grantmakers and their grants through annual directories and a searchable online database. Both are expensive to access for individual use. The only fulltime free public access to these resources in Berkshire County is at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, which serves as a cooperating collection of The Foundation Center. Thursday night, get a hands on training session with librarian Madeline Kelly plus time to do some custom searching.

NOTE: Hands on limited to twelve participants. If you have a laptop, please bring.

Instructor: Madeline Kelly, Librarian at Berkshire Athenaeum
Date/Time: Thursday, April 16, 2009; 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Berkshire Athenaeum (1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA)