Archive for October 8, 2008

OCTOBER: Arts Funding Month at branch offices of The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an organization that exists so that you can connect with funding sources for your projects or for you continuing education. Established in 1956, today there are physical Foundation Center offices in five cities, and “Cooperating Collections” in every state in the US. Their website has an extensive “GETTING STARTED” learning section when entering the world of grantseeking for the first time. And, they also offer different tiers of subscriptions to their massive database of funders that you can utilize to do effective project research at home.

October is ARTS FUNDING MONTH at all the Foundation Center offices; be sure to check out the free classes such as Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts as well as classes to learn to maximize their on-line research tools.

From their website:



New York

79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Tel: 212-620-4230

Field Offices:


50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30303-2914


1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115-2001

San Francisco

312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94108-4314

Washington, DC

1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

Cooperating Collections

Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.
View a list of locations across the U.S. and in Mexico.

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PREMIER of “APERTURE LIVE” Tonight’s WEBCAST of Susan Meiselas/Alfredo Jarr Discussion at Aperture, October 8

I wrote about this upcoming event earlier in the blog here, prior to the news of Aperture Live!

From the email announcement from Aperture:

Susan Meiselas and Alfredo Jaar
In Conversation

Wednesday, October 08, 2008
6:30 p.m. EST

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Join Aperture for a special evening of conversation between photojournalist Susan Meiselas and artist Alfredo Jaar. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and is renowned for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her widely-published documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Jaar emigrated from Chile at the height of Pinochet’s military dictatorship in 1981. His installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects bear powerful witness to military con­flicts, imbalances of power, and political corruption.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. EST


Aperture Live premiere:
Listen to a live webcast of the talk

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 505-5555

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