LMCC's 2014 Professional Development Opportunities
Please see below for a full list of our upcoming opportunities.
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Fundraising Fundamentals Mark Your Calendar!
Registration opens May 20 at 12:00pm Wednesdays, June 4–July 2 from 6:30–8:00pm
El Museo del Barrio 1230 5th Avenue, Upper ManhattanLMCC's core fundraising series is designed to help artists develop knowledge and skills in raising the resources to support their practice. The series features five free workshops and a follow-up session of one-on-one grantwriting consultations for participants who attend three or more workshops. Covered topics include: the funding ecosystem, grantwriting, budgeting, work sample dos and don'ts, and cultivating individual donors.
The series is free, but space is limited and registration is required for each workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants who attend three or more workshops in the series will be invited to participate in a one-on-one grantwriting consultation later in July.
LMCC's Studios at One Liberty Plaza, 12th Floor, Lower Manhattan
Artists Summer Institute (ASI) is a five-day intensive professional development opportunity for artists. The program, created and developed in partnership between LMCC and Creative Capital, brings together both organizations' programs to provide more comprehensive, arts-focused training, tools, and advice to help put artists on a path to greater sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Space is limited to 55 participants. Due to high demand, eligible participants will be selected through a lottery process.
Basic Finance for Artists Happening Now Tuesdays, April 15–May 20 from 4:00–7:00pm
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor, Lower Manhattan
LMCC has welcomed 20 artists to the annual Basic Finance for Artists (BFA), our free, six-week intensive personal finance seminar, developed to help artists make informed financial decisions and plans over the long term. The participating artists practice a variety of artistic disciplines from across New York City and were chosen by a lottery process.
From April 15–May 20 artists meet every week to develop a greater financial awareness and balance through practical training in money management.
We heard from three leaders in the field who shared their expertise with artists on important business areas such as Record Keeping / Archiving, Insurance, and Legal Issues. Artists also received information on all topics including emergency preparedness, which were helpful in providing an incentive to start getting organized.
"Preparing for an emergency is a process that takes time, focus, and the appropriate tools and resources. It also takes a strong network/group of like-minded colleagues and friends with whom you can collaborate, as well as share and exchange information, resources, ideas, best practices, tools, and tips." – Art & Resilience workshop leader Susan Schear, ARTISIN, LLC
"As a young, emerging artist, this was helpful in terms of planting the seeds I will need as I grow my practice!" – Art and Insurance workshop participant
Looking to gain more professional development resources? Check out our Artist Resources fact sheets here!
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
LMCC's Professional Development programs are supported by Joan Mitchell Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
LMCC's Professional Development programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Artists Summer Institute is made possible, in part, by Creative Capital's Workshop Subsidy Program, underwritten by the Kresge Foundation.