RACC/NYFA presentation on resources and funding for artists

A Program Officer from Artspire, a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will present on Artspire/NYFA’s fundraising and support programs available nationwide for artists in all disciplines at every stage in their careers.
Eleanor Whitney, Program Officer for External Affairs and Fiscal Sponsorship will give a presentation that is geared to individual artists across disciplines and emerging arts organizations on Artspire/NYFA’s extensive fundraising and support programs. Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend.
Whitney will present on Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
at Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11 Ave., Portland, OR 97209. The presentation will include time for questions and group discussion; followed by networking breakout groups giving participants a chance to speak with each other, Artspire, and RACC staff about specific challenges in their practice, including finding greater funding and exhibition opportunities. To register visit, http://nyfaracc2011.eventbrite.com/
Participants also have the opportunity to sign up in advance for an Artpsire One-On-One mini-consulting session. These sessions give artists an opportunity to meet one-on-one for 10 minutes with Eleanor Whitney, Program Officer from Artspire, to discuss how to meet a specific professional goal. Participants may bring a grant, fiscal sponsorship, or residency application, or project proposal for review and feedback; use the session to brainstorm and discover where to find additional resources and opportunities for a specific project; or discuss next steps for achieving their goal. Artspire One-On-One mini-consulting sessions are $10 for 10 minutes. Artspire is a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts and artists may register through the NYFA website here: http://events.nyfa.org/events/course_list_cat.cfm?cat=48
The presentation is free and open to the public.
For directions or more information contact host Tonisha Toler with the Regional Arts & Culture Council at ttoler@racc.org or 503-823-5866
Additional information:
NYFA Source (www.nyfa.org/source ) is the most extensive national online directory of awards, services, and programs for artists. Listings include over 8,000 arts organizations, award programs, service programs, and publications for
individual artists across the country.
Fiscal Sponsorship (www.artspire.org) is a critical way for individual artists, artists’ collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.