Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) continues its fall season of monthly networking panels with So Where's the Money and How Do I Get Some? Funding Strategies for Indie and Not-for-Profit Producers, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.
This panel will explore the various opportunities for funding available for indie and not-for-profit producers. Are you eligible for DCA and City Council money, and how do you go about applying? What are funders looking for, and how do you convince them you have it? The panel will explore how to find and cultivate individual funders, the importance of crowdsourcing websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Rockethub, how to find and get the attention of private foundations, and the reality of corporate funding.
Panelists include Gigi Bolt, theater and musical theatre program and philanthropy consultant, former Interim Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group, Director of Theater and Musical Theater at the National Endowment for the Arts, Director of the Theater Program at the New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew Frank, former Director of the Cultural Institutions Unit at the NY Department of Cultural Affairs, founding Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatresource; and Stacey Cooper McMath, arts program director for the NY Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.