join us: new fundraising tools for artists!


4Culture is pleased to host two presentations by Eleanor Whitney from Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Whitney will provide an overview of Artspire/NYFA’ssupport program for artists available nationally, including NYFA Source and fiscal sponsorship.

FOR ARTISTS: Monday, August 8, 2011, 6-7:30pm
FOR ARTS ADMINISTRATORS: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, Noon – 1:00pm
4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle
RSVP (Free)

ARTIST FUNDING: 4Culture and Artist Trust welcome you to join fellow artists on Monday, August 8th from 6 – 7:30pm, to learn about Artspire, a new national resource for artists seeking fundraising and professional development assistance. Learn how to find critical information about grant research, fiscal sponsorship and fundraising strategies. Emerging, mid and late-career artists working in the visual, performing, literary media and interdisciplinary arts are encouraged to attend this free, informal presentation.

ADMINISTRATORS, CURATORS, MANAGERS ORIENTATION: On Tuesday, August 9th from Noon – 1:30 arts advocates and administrators who serve artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend this free, brown-bag lunch presentation to learn about Artspire, a new national resource for artists seeking fundraising and professional development assistance. Bring your lunch, hang out with colleagues, and find out about NYFA’s services available to the artists you assist. Administrators, curators, managers, advocates and all who support artists are welcome.

Both presentations will be held at 4Culture, located at 101 Prefontaine Place South (at the intersection of Third Avenue South and Prefontaine Place South) in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Presenter’s Bio: Eleanor Whitney is a Program Officer for External Affairs at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where she works to connect artists to NYFA’s extensive services and resources. She also provides technical assistance and fundraising support to artists in the NYFA’s Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship program. Prior to NYFA she worked at the Rubin Museum of Art, where she was the Coordinator of Educational Resources and produced audio tours, videos, and interactive websites. Previously, she was the Academic Programs Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum where she planned and implemented public programs for adults, taught university students in the museum’s galleries, and oversaw a professional development internship program for university students as well as academic outreach. Whitney also plays guitar with an independent rock band and is a freelance writer.

4Culture, the largest annual funder of individual artists in Washington State, is pleased to have this opportunity to share information about NYFA’s resources to artists in our state. Please join us!