Open Call for South Jersey Artists: Creative Capital Blended Learning Program

Applications due by February 15th, 11:59 PM

Presented by South Jersey Cultural Alliance, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in partnership with ArtC

Creative Capital Professional Development
Multi-format course in financial and business management to help artists establish a secure base to create and grow their work

The Creative Capital Professional Development Program(PDP)’s Blended Learning Program is an integrated four-month program running from March – July 2017 that combines a one-day Strategic Planning & Fundraising in-person workshop, three live webinars, a series of on-line courses and small group phone consultations.

The in-person workshop will be held on March 18, 2017, from 10 am – 6 pm at South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA) which is centrally located in Kramer Hall in Hammonton, New Jersey and easily accessible by public transit or driving. We are very excited to be hosting this dynamic professional development program where artists teach artists.

Twenty practicing South Jersey artists will be accepted into the program by SJCA and its partner ArtC along with twenty artists from the Trenton area and twenty artists from North Jersey. Artists of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the program. Artists should be generative, not interpretive (for example, the composer over the violinist, the playwright over the actor). Artists can be from more than one discipline. We are committed to diversity in all its multiple forms, with artists of color and/or those who identify as LGBTQIA+ encouraged to apply.

This program is offered to accepted artists free of charge.

Selections will be made by SJCA and ArtC according to the following criteria. The artists should specifically demonstrate:
• A track record of ongoing artistic activity;
• A clarity of artistic vision and purpose;
• Ready to move to a new phase of their artistic career;
• Can significantly benefit from the program’s focus on goal-setting and skill-building in fundraising, marketing, and financial management; and
• Can benefit from developing a new network of professional contacts.

Download PDF for more info about the program, dates and times

Participants leave the program with:
• A personalized plan of action based on their own identified goals for their art career
• A roadmap for funding their work and revenue-generation, including improving fundraising materials;
working with partners and building a base of individual contributors
• New perspectives on how to approach presenting and writing about their work for fundraising purposes
• Increased understanding of their personal and professional financial options
• A framework for deciding which opportunities to say yes or no to, and how to do so
• A new understanding of the value of their time, and how it relates to the pricing of their work
• The PDP Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to
work toward your personal goal setting and financial management
• The PDP Artist Tools Handbook, an essential guide filled with practical tools and resources
• Handouts that include self-assessment exercises, focusing strategies, worksheets and tools
• A cohort of peer artists in the community who can act as resources going forward

For more information, please visit their website.

Opportunity posted on: January 26, 2017