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An Introduction To The Funding Ecosystem For Artists And Arts Organizations
Director of Artist Services at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Course Description

Gathering the financial resources required for a project, a practice, or an organization is daunting. But you can save loads of time and a great deal of frustration by having a clear idea of where to start, who to approach, and which of the funding ecosystem’s interconnected layers of support are available to you. Ana Fiore of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council gives an illuminating overview of the fundraising options available to individuals and organizations by explaining key vocabulary, identifying multiple funding streams in the arts, explaining the importance of mission alignment, and taking the viewer through the process from research to receiving funds. This video is for anyone trying to understand and better navigate the range of funding sources available in the field.

This course consists of a 50-minute video, an hour-long worksheet, and hours of opportunity for research and editing.

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Ana Fiore
Director of Artist Services at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
As Director of Artist Services at LMCC, Ana Fiore oversees re-grant programs in support of community-based arts programming in Manhattan; artist residencies providing work space for creative development; the SU-CASA program, connecting artists with senior centers; and other artist service initiatives within the organization. The core of these programs is to increase the range of resources available to artists. Prior to LMCC, Ana aided fiscally sponsored artists at the New York Foundation for the Arts with a focus on demystifying the fundraising process. She has also served the Center for Performance Research, The Joyce, and Danspace Project.