Make Yourself Known: DIY Fundraising & Communications for Artists
Every artist is an entrepreneur, but how many of us get trained to run all aspects of a business? Many of us need help to weather this crisis, but what’s the best way to ask for it?
Now more than ever, artists need skills and tools for getting the word out about our work and getting that work funded. Created for artists by an artist, this online workshop will take you through the fundamentals of self-promotion and personal fundraising: from different ways to show people what you do, to launching your own DIY crowd-funding campaign complete with newsletters and press releases. You will leave with a plan for very manageable projects, tailored to your own needs.
For more than a decade, Spudnik’s Program Assistant Anders Zanichkowsky has been raising money and rallying support for nonprofits and community groups. They have also done the same for their own artistic practice, using cheap or free tools adapted from a career in fundraising and communications. One of Anders’ favorite things to do for their community is teach these skills to other artists so that we all feel more confident, optimistic, and authentic when we put ourselves out there and invite people to support us.