I haven’t been telling you about all of the amazing thing my members, students, and followers are doing and I’m going to try to do a better job of this. Starting now.
I hope these three stories inspire you.
1. Holly Wilson
Holly Wilson presents her audacious idea at Art Biz Makeover in October of 2013.
Holly Wilson, a member of the Art Biz Incubator, was nervous and shaking as she presented an
Crowdfunding is helping artists everywhere get their projects off the ground. It’s increasingly popular to use sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise money for exhibitions and art production. Guest blogger Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson shares how she crowdfunded her participation in ArtPrize – without the use of a crowdfunding site.
Launched last fall by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Artspire.org is a new community website that empowers individual artists and organizations anywhere in the country to support their work with tax-deductible contributions while building entrepreneurship and creating a robust social network of supporters.
There may come a time when you need to ask someone for a donation or in-kind gift.
Let’s say you’d like someone to sponsor an art opening for your organization. [ Side note: It’s easier to get sponsorship for larger, nonprofit organizations than for individual artists because (1) it’s a tax deduction for the donor and (2) more people show up at the events. ]
Erin Casey, Grace After a Windstorm. Porcelain. ©The Artist