Workshop: Funding Strategies For The Independent Artist

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Workshop: Funding Strategies for the Independent Artist
Led by Fresh Arts Executive Director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
Tuesday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 pm
@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., #B11


Got a great creative idea but you need a little support to get it off the ground? Fundraising can be overwhelming, but getting the money for your your upcoming art project may be simpler than you think. Join Fresh Arts’ Executive Director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson for an overview workshop on strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career. This workshop will cover: identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities), increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship, and securing individual contributions and institutional support. The workshop will also provide tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns and offer examples of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects. (Specifics on grant-writing and crafting proposals will NOT be covered in this workshop, but will be covered later in Fresh Arts’ workshop series.)
This workshop will apply to all types of individual artists including those in the visual, performing, filmmaking, literary, and multi-disciplinary fields.


ABOUT: Jenni Rebecca Stephenson

In 2006, Jenni Rebecca co-founded Nova Arts Project, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to recreating classics and inspiring new works. With Nova, Jenni Rebecca directed Antigone in Oedipus3, as well as The Joy Luck Club, a collaboration between the Asian Pacific-American Heritage Association and the Houston Public Libraries for the NEA’s Big Read Campaign. As a performer, she has appeared in the roles of Gertrude (Hamlet), Last Day Girl/Ma/Fran (TempOdyssey), and Lady Lillian Loveworthy in Love Loves a Pornographer. In 2009, Nova's founders won one of the first annual Houston Press MasterMind Awards for the company's work. After working in development for Theatre Under the Stars, Jenni Rebecca joined Spacetaker as Managing Director and was named Executive Director in 2010. In 2011, she initiated and navigated a successful merger between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition, ushering in a new era for the combined organization-- now known as Fresh Arts. Along with her Fresh Arts responsibilities, she regularly contributes to LOCAL Magazine, as well as blogs with the Houston Chronicle (City Brights Blogs), as well as serves on the programming committee for Discovery Green, the advisory board for the UH Honors College and the community council for Legacy Community Health Services.
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