Cancelled and postponed events are putting artists and arts organizations and their staffs in financial jeopardy, and crowdfunding is a viable revenue source to explore. Online ticketing portal Eventbrite offers advice for how to create and promote a GoFundMe fundraiser in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Creative Capital offers advice for choosing work samples to accompany grant applications.
Applying For Grants: Choosing Work Samples.
Whatever specifc grant you may be applying for, there are some general tips and best practices to consider. The Arts Council also has specific tips for
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The Arts Council of Indianapolis' Shannon M Linker and Ernest Disney-Britton answer some common questions about grants from a Herron School of Art graduate class.
Any artist applying for a grant, whether it be from a local agency like the Arts Council of Indianapolis or a national private funder will need to include well thought out supplemental materials with your grant submission. What are supplemental materials? These include Work Samples (audio of your band playing or video or you performing live on stage) and Support Materials (critical reviews of your work or letters of support).
Before you submit your next grant application, review this PowerPoint to get tips to best represent yourself and your work.
Supplemental Materials for Performing Artists PDF
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists provides business training and funding to professional working artists all over the country.
The following list has been compiled of organizations who support filmmakers. Please go to each site to find specific information for that organization. If we left some out, please let us know and we'll add them.
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The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists offers annual grants to filmmakers and theater artists. The organization promotes innovative theatre and film through grants and mentoring. Visit www.thedaveyfoundation.org for more information.
Fractured Atlas is an artist service organization whose mission is to serve and advocate for artists of all disciplines. The group offers many services for professional artists, but their programs involve:
- Fundraising - fiscal sponsorship program
- Insurance - for people, art, and events
- Space - finding space for creative events
- Web software - free web module to track patrons and ticket sales
The group also has an artist resource site with lots of great info called Fractured U.
Women Arts has compiled a wonderful list outlining organzations that offer emergency funding for artists who have experienced a tramatic event or illness that has affected their lives and art careers.
View the list of organizations and funding opportunities at: http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/#EmergencyAll
Women Arts has created a listing of organizations offering funding to artists in many different categories including by region, by discipline and specifically for women artists.
Americans for the Arts offers a resource page for artists connecting them to:
- professional development
- and more...