Subject: FUNDRAISING & FISCAL SPONSORSHIP WORKSHOP at Silvermine Arts Center: Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 6, 2016
Jennifer Bangser, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
(203) 256-2329
Jennifer@CulturalAllianceFC.org
(Norwalk, CT)  – The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County has arranged for Ana Fiore, of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to present a workshop Tues. Jan. 12, 6-8pm at Silvermine Arts Center, on NYFA’s extensive fundraising and support programs available nationwide for individual artists and emerging arts organizations. Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend.There is no charge to attend but you must register in advance (here) - seating is limited.

This presentation will include practical information on fundraising and grant writing for artists as well as information about NYFA's various program offerings (NYFA Source, NYFA Learning, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, and more). Fiscal Sponsorship 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 501c3 nonprofit status.

AGENDA

1. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Mission and Programs
2. The Grant Application Process
     - Prospecting
     - Applying - Elements of an application
     - Examples of upcoming grants
     - Reporting
     - Moving Forward
3. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship
      - Funding in the US
      - Services Provided
      - How to Apply
4. Fundraising Resources
      - Crowdfunding

WHEN
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
WHERE
Silvermine Arts Center - 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT 06840 

Register HERE

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s crucial regional support and promotional work creates powerful connections among our communities of diverse audiences, artists and organizations, big and small. With a commitment to umbrella marketing for hundreds of its members, to creating networks for leadership/organizational development, to advocacy at the state and local level, the Cultural Alliance strengthens the delivery of the region’s vibrant arts and cultural resources and events. The organization is dedicated to celebrating the creative economic vitality of the region, and the diversity of our regional offerings. The Alliance's event website, FCBuzz,org has become the "go to" spot for arts & cultural events across the county.

For more information,visit www.CulturalAllianceFC.org or call(203) 256-2329. CAFC is located in the Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Media Contact: Jennifer Bangser, Director Marketing and Public Relations:
Jennifer@CulturalAllianceFC.org or (203) 256-2320
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is supported, in part, by: 
Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
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