4CULTURE WELCOMES ARTSPIRE: FUNDRAISING SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS 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: rsvp4culture@gmail.com

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’s support program for artists available nationally, including NYFA Source and fiscal sponsorship.

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 will be shared. 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.

4Culture, the largest 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.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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