Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) continues its fall season of monthly networking panels with So Where's the Money and How Do I Get Some? Funding Strategies for Indie and Not-for-Profit Producers, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.
This panel will explore the various opportunities for funding available for indie and not-for-profit producers. Are you eligible for DCA and City Council money, and how do you go about applying? What are funders looking for, and how do you convince them you have it? The panel will explore how to find and cultivate individual funders, the importance of crowdsourcing websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Rockethub, how to find and get the attention of private foundations, and the reality of corporate funding.
Panelists include Gigi Bolt, theater and musical theatre program and philanthropy consultant, former Interim Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group, Director of Theater and Musical Theater at the National Endowment for the Arts, Director of the Theater Program at the New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew Frank, former Director of the Cultural Institutions Unit at the NY Department of Cultural Affairs, founding Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatresource; Stacey Cooper McMath, arts program director for the NY Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.
About the Company: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)
Theater Resources Unlimited(TRU) is a twenty-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.
TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pm
Theater: The Players Theatre
Address: 115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
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