NYFA Presents Free Fundraising Workshop For Artists

Rory Golden

What: Fundraising Tools for Artists, free workshop presented by NYFA
When: Wednesday, August 25th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, SF 94103
What else: advance registration available online at nyfaworkshop.eventbrite.com

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Program Officer for Fiscal Sponsor Programs Rory Golden will present a workshop at SOMArts in San Francisco on NYFA’s fundraising and support programs and other professional development topics. The presentation will allow room for Q&A and follow up with participants. The workshops focus on NYFA’s extensive fundraising and support programs available to artists nationwide.

NYFA events are geared to individual artists across disciplines and small/emerging arts organizations. Visual, performing, literary artists and filmmakers are all encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public.

An engaging and passionate speaker, Golden notes “As a professional artist and arts administrator, I want artists of all disciplines to know that NYFA is here to support them, regardless of where they live. In particular during these challenging economic times, NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program makes a real difference for artists to access grants and charitable contributions in ways that individuals cannot. Learning about NFYA Source, our free fundraising and resource database for artists across disciplines, provides resources they might not otherwise access.”

More About “Fundraising Tools for Artists”
Golden’s presentation will be an overview of NYFA support programs for artists available nationally and will include information on two of NYFA’s main fundraising and support programs:

NYFA Source www.nyfa.org/source is the most extensive national online directory of awards, services, and programs for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More program listings are added every day.

Fiscal Sponsorship http://www.nyfa.org/level2.asp?id=2&fid=10 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 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The right fiscal sponsor will not only allow you to manage your project efficiently, but can actually help artists to raise more money and realize their artistic visions more fully.

To schedule a free NYFA presentation through your organization contact: rgolden@nyfa.org

Also Available: “NYFA Doctor’s Hours on the Road: One-on-One Consultations”

Rory will be available for short one-on-one consultation sessions with artists immediately from Friday August 20th and throughout the following week on request.

Golden brings his own unique flavor to Doctor’s Hours on the Road. His  one-on-one coaching sessions leave you with new ways of considering familiar problems, concerns, or blocks in your studio practice or career.

The 20-minute session is a pointed inquiry that involves candid, straight talk to explore what’s between you and your goal. Conversations with Rory are surprising, challenging, exciting, and yield unexpected points of view that will cause you to take action leading to results.

NOTE: This is not a portfolio review. It is a coaching session, so rather than receiving commercial gallery contacts, you will more likely be given questions to delve into and actions to take moving forward.

NOTE: All one-on-one sessions are for individuals and are confidential; however, creative collaborators are welcome.

To register for consultations: http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=717&fid=1&sid=76

To schedule a consultation in San Francisco from August 20 – 26: email rgolden@nyfa.org

NOTE: NYFA charges a $20 fee for one-on-one consultations; to register click on the link above and follow the instructions or email Rory.

About NYFA
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was founded in 1971 with the mission to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives.  Each year NYFA awards close to $1 million to individual artists and small organizations.   Our NYFA Learning programs serve thousands of artists through workshops, panel discussions, and individual mentoring on topics ranging from grant writing and budgeting to creating an artist portfolio and audience development.  Our Fiscal Sponsorship program is one of the largest and most established in the country and helps artists and organizations raise and manage over $3 million annually.   Finally, our website, NYFA.org, received over 4.4 million unique visits last year and contains in-depth information about more that 8,000 opportunities and resources for artists in all disciplines.

For more information about the New York Foundation for the Arts see www.nyfa.org

About the Presenter
Rory Golden comes from a lineage of artists. He brings strong experience in supporting artists and an active artist’s professional practice to his position at NFYA. As Executive Director at the Center for Book Arts (2000 – 2004) in New York, Rory established various new programs to support artists. These include a new exhibition series, a letterpress broadsides poetry reading series, a workspace artist-in-residence program for emerging artists, and a tuition-free class for emerging writers. He left the position in 2004 to pursue his own challenging creative projects. Before coming to NYFA Golden was part-time Studio Manager at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio.

Rory has exhibited his artwork widely in both solo and group shows at venues such as Eyedrum and the Spruill Gallery in Atlanta, the Denver International Airport and both the San Francisco and New York Public Libraries. His work has been recognized with fellowships from Yaddo, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Blue Mountain Center and the National Academy of Fine Arts. Recent grants include an Idea Capital Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant and a recent research grant from Duke University Libraries Special Collections. His work was recently featured in Art Papers magazine’s 11th annual art auction and will be featured in upcoming group and solo exhibitions in New York City, Georgia and Michigan.