Crowdfunding: A Growing Strategy Among Artists
Over the past several months, the blogosphere has been abuzz about crowdfunding (an on-line micro-financing tool) and how artists are using it. We’ve compiled a list of articles on the topic:
Technology in the Arts on “Kickstarter and Arts Funding”
Performing Arts Convention on “Crowdfunding and the Arts”
The Abundant Artist’s “Crowdfunding Guide for Artists”
Massachusetts Cultural Council’s “Crowdfunding Primer for Artists”
Has crowdfunding worked for you? We want to know…tell us about your experience!
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Professional Development Opportunities
Check out upcoming professional development events for organizations and artists. Here are a few highlights:
5/5: Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Mini-Conference in Washington, DC
5/8: Grantmakers in the Arts Director Janet Brown speaks at Arts Presenters of Northern New England / New England Presenters annual meeting in Keene, New Hampshire
5/8: Marketing and development webinar from Americans for the Arts
5/9: Public art opportunities and funding workshop in North Adams, Massachusetts
5/17: Business legal issues workshop at Enterprise Center, Salem State University in Massachusetts
5/23: Fundraising webinar from Americans for the Arts
5/23 & 5/30: Layers of Learning – professional development for teaching artists in Boston, Massachusetts, and Eliot, Maine
5/31: Non-profit succession planning workshop at Enterprise Center, Salem State University in Massachusetts
6/2: Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Mini-Conference in Boston, Massachusetts
6/13: Board and staff development webinar from Americans for the Arts
6/28: Arts, Culture and the Law Conference in Concord, New Hampshire
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