11:00 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $30 for one class under this series, up to five more classes no charge
In addition to providing information on researching and applying for grant funds, we will discuss ways in which individual artists can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help them build local partnerships and access community resources. We will also discuss the use of online artist resources such as Patreon and Ko-Fi as a supplemental income.
This online workshop is part of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Workshops Special – choose up to six workshops in this series for the single ticket price of $30.
A link will be sent to registrants to attend this class.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 ~ Thinking Outside of the Box: Where to Find Funding for Individual Artists During COVID-19
Instructor: Mary Briggs
Mary Briggs is a cultural worker with comprehensive experience working with multidisciplinary artists and diverse communities. She is co-founder and director at the You Are Here community arts non-profit in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct lecturer at Goucher College, Towson, MD in the Masters in Cultural Sustainability program. From 1989 until 2011 she was on staff of the Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County, Virginia in a variety of capacities where she was responsible for providing organizational and professional development opportunities and a broad array of services to multi-disciplinary artists and art groups that included a grants program. She authored and managed grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local agencies to fund community arts and folklore projects.
She has served on peer review panels including at: Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, West Virginia; New Jersey State Council for the Arts; Virginia Commission for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a presenter at numerous national and regional conferences and meetings including Americans for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts and American Folklore Society.
In her current capacity as director at You Are Here she researches and authors grants, provides professional development opportunities for area artists, and develops community accessible arts programming.