As Fundraising for Arts Month draws to a close, I'm really excited to announce our last Funding For Arts Month event of October, The Artist as Entrepreneur! If you're interested in building your passion for art into a working enterprise, this event is a great place to start! This event is a live chat that will take place on GrantSpace.org and features two great panelists, Becca Posey and Matt Charboneau, who will spend their time answering your questions and discussing everything you need to be able to market and sell your work.
Both panelists will be bringing a whole lot of expertise with them. Matt is the Network Leader for the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Arts Network in Cleveland, OH, which provides professional artists and arts-based business owners offering professional development resources, education and networking events, benefits programs and business savings to those in the creative industries. Becca (a fellow Atlantan!) is a development researcher and consultant with an independent practice serving NGOs throughout the United States. She and her husband successfully raised almost $19,000 on Kickstarter to bring their indie iPad game, Robots Love Ice Cream, to life. She is a great friend to the Foundation Center-Atlanta and I know she's got some awesome insights coming out of her Kickstarter experience.
This great chat will be happening this coming Monday, October 31. I hope you'll register today and join us!
Live Chat @ GrantSpace.org: The Artist As Entrepreneur
Monday, October 31, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Business savvy and artistic creation are not often used in the same sentence, but we think they should be! Get answers to your most pressing questions about the knowledge and skills you need to market, price, and sell your work, so you can build a successful artistic enterprise. We will devote most of the hour to your questions and comments at this live chat discussion taking place entirely online! Register now>>
More about our panelists:
Rebecca Posey is a development researcher and consultant with an independent practice serving NGOs throughout the United States. Her experience is focused on topics related to impact philanthropy, civil society movements, organizational development, social enterprise, and nonprofit social engagement. She presently serves as Georgia state director for the Not For Sale Campaign to end modern day slavery and the chair of Atlanta for Acumen Fund, which uses patient capital approaches to change the way the world tackles poverty. In July 2011, Rebecca helped Atlanta-based Addo Games raise over $18,000 in 33 days on Kickstarter for its upcoming iPad title, Robots Love Ice Cream.
Matt Charboneau is the Arts Network Leader for the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) in Cleveland, OH. Matt leads a network of professional artists and arts based business owners offering professional development resources, education and networking events, benefits programs and business savings to those in the creative industries. Matt has been active in arts management and promotion in the Cleveland area for the past several years. He plays the double bass and electric bass, and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years and has performed regionally, nationally and internationally in jazz, rock, blues, roots music, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music ensembles. Read more>>