Archive for January 3, 2007

Learn about funding for your personal projects: FOUNDATION CENTER

Many thanks to the Foundation Center for all the good work they do! Be sure to learn more about fundraising for you projects on their “Gain Knowledge” section of their website and at their seminar at offices/libraries in New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco and Washington DC and cooperating collections nationwide.

Be sure to take advantage of the courses offered at their offices; a three-month calendar is always posted, so when planning to be in any of the above cities, don’t forget to look at the EDUCATION and EVENTS CALENDAR on each of the offices’ websites (for example, click here to see the NYC office calendar for January/February/March 2007; among my favorites are “Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts”, “Guide to the Resources on the Foundation Center’s Website” and Introduction to “The Foundation Directory Online.”

sign up as “a grantseeker” to receive the Philanthropy News Digest via email, a service of The Foundation Center. Know too that you can tailor the content sent to you to your project subject areas. You can choose a more general field of interest such as “arts and culture” or a more specific report on topics you may be pursuing in your work such as health/aging, science and technology, international affairs and so forth.

With perseverance and professionalism, you will find a match for your project funding needs.

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Creative Capital Announces 2007 Grant Cycle in Visual Arts, Film/Video

From the Philantropy News Digest, a service of The Foundation Center: Artists across the US will have the chance to promote their works-in-progress and works-to-be when the nonprofit arts organization Creative Capital accepts proposals for its 2007 grants cycle supporting projects in the visual arts and film/video.

To apply, artists must first submit an inquire form, which will be available FEBRUARY 5TH on the foundation’s website. Mark that date on your calendar/to-do list! The deadline for completed forms is MARCH 5th; those invited to submit a formal application with work samples will be notified in June 2007.

In the coming weeks, Creative Capital will be hosting public information sessions for those considering applying; dates are 1/9 at the Bronx Museum of art, 1/12 at the Maryland Art Place, 1/16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and 2/5 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

For the first time, Creative Capital has appointed two outside teams of arts professionals to assist with the selection process, which could lead to as many as forty grants. For a complete list of grantees, profiles of funded projects and up to date grant cycle information can be found online at the foundation’s website; consider signing up for their email list.

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