Artists in all disciplines looking for jobs, opportunities, grants and professional development are invited to attend a presentation about the free and low-cost national services and resources that Artspire and the New York Foundation for the Arts offer to them. Courtney Harge, Program Officer for Fiscal Sponsorship from Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will present on Artspire/NYFA’s resources, fundraising and support programs available nationwide for artists at every stage in their careers.The presentation is geared to individual artists across disciplines and small/emerging arts organizations and will cover Artspire/NYFA’s extensive resources, fundraising and support programs. Visual, performing, literary artists, musicians and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend. This free presentation will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, from 6pm - 8pm at McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. This free presentation will include time for Q&A and follow up with session participants. Courtney Harge is a Program Officer for Fiscal Sponsorship at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where she works to empower artists through NYFA’s services and resources. She also provides technical assistance and fundraising support to artists in NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program, Artspire. Prior to NYFA, Courtney worked at Gibney Dance as the Development Manager, where she oversaw both individual and institutional fundraising. Courtney has worked at the Public Theater, Theater for the New City, and the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center in capacities that allow her to serve the full spectrum of artists. She holds a Masters of Professional Studies, with Distinction, in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute and received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Michigan with a concentration in Theater Performance. In addition, Courtney is theater director and producer.For more information about NYFA’s programs please visit:NYFA Source (www.nyfa.org/source) is the most extensive national online directory of awards, services, and programs for artists. Listings include over 12,000 resources, opportunities, and publications for individual artists across the country.Fiscal Sponsorship (www.artspire.org) is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding usually available only to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
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