Funding

ArtCap Microloan Fund for Artists

ArtCapAfter officially launching the “ArtCap” Microloan Fund for Artists in March and the Diversified Contractors Growth Fund (DCGF) in April, AltCap made its first loans this month supporting three growing, Kansas City-based small businesses.

“We are thrilled to kick off both loan funds with three loans that support some great small businesses,” said Ruben Alonso III, President of AltCap.…

Fundraising Tips from Creative Capital

CreativeCapitallogoThis is a repost from Creative Capital’s Blog, The Lab, featuring tips straight from their Professional Development Program’s Artist’s Tools Handbook, a 200+ page resource, written by PDP Core Leaders Jackie Battenfield and Aaron Landsman. The book covers everything from writing to budgeting, websites to fundraising, elevator pitches to work samples. …

How NOT to work for free

workforfreeThis past week the Toronto Star published a great article on polite but direct responses when you are asked to work for free.

“What to say when you are asked to work for free” by Rhonda Abrams

http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2013/11/19/what_to_say_when_youre_asked_to_work_for_free.html

“If you own a small business or are self-employed, sooner or later you will be asked to work for free.…

Does Spotify make sense for emerging musicians?

musiccoalitionDoes it financially make sense for new artists to be on Spotify?  Check out this article published recently on the Future of Music Coalition website and decide for yourself.

http://futureofmusic.org/blog/2013/07/17/does-spotify-make-sense-non-superstars

Creative Capital Webinar: Community Engagement, with Stephanie Bleyer

Creative Capital WebinarsLed by Stephanie Bleyer, this 90-minute webinar will highlight effective practices for community outreach & engagement based on several action-oriented case studies. Artists of all disciplines will learn how to produce effective engagement campaigns for artwork that contains social justice content.…

Creative Capital Webinar, Applying for Grants & Residencies: Strategies for Writers, with Ethan Nosowsky

Creative Capital WebinarsLed by editor Ethan Nosowsky, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of the grant and residency process for writers, including researching appropriate programs, putting together a competitive application, and making the most of both award and rejection letters.…

New Selections for ArtsKC Inspiration Artists

Inspiration-PR-I-2013Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City Board of Directors has approved $6,575 in new funding for six local artists.  Many of the artists are Artist INC Alumni. The ArtsKC Fund’s Inspiration Grant program funds special projects and professional development for individual artists.…

Creative Capital May Webinars

Creative Capital WebinarsCreative Capital has four great webinars taking place during the month of May, covering a range of topics including budgeting, social media, marketing strategies and curatorial practice.

Real Life Budgeting, with Andrew Simonet
Monday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve Mosher
Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Monday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Visual Arts Round Table: Curators, with Rachel Nackman & Matthew Deleget
Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Webinars are $25 each.…

Check out Eleanor Whitney’s new book, Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!

Grow CoverGrow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects that shows the way to success and sustainability on one’s own terms.…

Fractured Atlas is offering Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

fracturedatlasFractured Atlas is offering four fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in May.  If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry – it’s quite easy.  All you need is access to the internet.…

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