Weekly Web Roundup: May 11-15, 2020

This week, we hosted the latest in our Supporting Individual Artists monthly “coffee chat” series on ArtsU. This project, supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, provides opportunities to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. The chats are great to attend live, but also are available as recordings if you miss them the first time around! Also this week: we explored the challenges of fundraising amid the COVID-19 pandemic, extended the run of our informational CARES Act virtual office hours, and lengthened the voting period for members to choose this year’s Gard Award recipient.

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Voting Extended for the 2020 Robert E. Gard Award
All Americans for the Arts members are eligible to vote on the 2020 Robert E. Gard Award top 10 finalist projects through Friday, May 29. The award honors projects from the last year that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful, measurable ways.

‘Office Hours with Nina’ Extended
Nina Ozlu Tunceli’s popular office hours on Zoom helping artists and arts leaders navigate the complex web of relief measures in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act have been extended on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through June 12, 2020.


Spring Appeal and Fundraising in COVID-19
Explore best practices for fundraising and crafting a spring appeal in the age of COVID-19. Get answers to questions such as “Is it appropriate to fundraise in this time?” “What is the strategy and message?” and “What can arts organizations do now to continue engaging with patrons and donors, even while most of us are unable to gather in person?”

Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Innovative Funding Strategies for Artists
Katya Grokhovsky, artist, curator, educator, Founding Artistic Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB), and former Kickstarter Creator in Residence presents an interactive workshop disucssing how to create funding strategies for artists through a combination of grants, crowdfunding, and private fundraising.

Photo by Monika Stawowy on Unsplash

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