Help! My arts organization lost its key funding
April 24, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
I'm on the board of an arts organization that is in a funding emergency. I'm looking for suggestions of ways to raise money for our organization in a hurry - we've lost funding we were counting on and will lose our paid staff if we can't come up with some answers in a hurry. Why anon? Going public with the degree we're in trouble may make things worse. Details: we're a convening/connecting organization that facilitates other arts organizations and individual artists/musicians/creatives activities. We do some programming and help other organizations and individuals develop their programming and artistic careers. Most organizations like us are funded by supporting organizations and or a small percentage tax but we weren't set up that way and all arts organizations in our region - shoot the whole country - are struggling. Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org
posted by anonymous to society & culture (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
More - we have multiple grant proposals outstanding. There are very few operational arts grants available these days. In the longer term we are actively working with local foundations, funders and individuals to build a more sustainable funding situation but the key funding we were counting on will not happen. We're looking for creative ideas. Already in the works - multiple fundraising events - help us figure out ways to enhance them!