11:00 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $20 general; free for WALA members, free for Arlington artists
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)’s Creative Entrepreneurs Series is a series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and understanding the grants process.
Each interactive workshop is facilitated by an expert WALA volunteer, and includes livestream access, supporting materials, and ample time for audience Q&A.
Attention Arlington Artists: To help you manage the impacts of the pandemic, Arlington Arts will underwrite the workshop fee for Arlington-based artists and performers (free tickets subject to availability). To register, click here.
Session #6: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 ~ Grants
Presentation and Q & A with:
Paul Marengo, Promethean Fundraising – CEO
Covered in this session:
(1) Are you ready for funding?
(2) What kind of questions will they ask me and What do I need to apply?
(3) What kinds of grants are there and where should I look for them?
(4) Once I get funded, what are the requirements and how do I manage my grant?
(5) Additional Resources
Paul Marengo is the CEO of Promethean Fundraising, a small boutique consulting firm that helps grassroots organizations become more competitive fundraisers. Mr. Marengo has 25+ years in non-profit organizational development. In his career, Paul has been the Festival Director for DC Film Alliance, the Asian Pacific American Film Festival as well as the Volunteer Coordinator for DC Independent Film Festival, DC Underground Film Festival, Reel Affirmations, and now FilmFestDC. Further adding to his resume, Paul has been the event manager for organizations such as the Guerilla Film Festival and Reel Affirmations as well as a Theater Manager for the Washington Jewish Film Festival. Lastly, Paul has been a film judge for the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Washington West Film Festival, and Smart Philm Festival.