TAC Signature Series: Passive Streams of Income
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Passive Streams of Income

TAC’s Signature Series provides access to experts in both innovation and business for artists. This series is designed to inspire the creator to a higher level of planning and outreach while bringing the community together.

In this session, we will hear from Liz Scully a (business strategist, Mastermind Founder, Emmy award winner) on how to build passive streams of income as an artist. Tickets at $20 for General Public and Free for members of the Artist Co-op. 

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Financial Planning 101
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Financial Planning 101

In this session, we will hear from Arwen Lowbridge (Financial Advisor, Baystate Financial) about basic financial planning strategies that can be used during any stage of your career. Before changing careers, Arwen worked for 20 years in the arts as a performer, producer, fundraiser and arts administrator so she understands the unique challenges faced by artists when it comes to financial planning.

Registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. 200 Clarendon Street, 19th & 25th Floors, Boston, MA 02116. 617-585-4500. MML Investors Services, LLC and Artist Co-op are not affiliated entities. CRN201912-244051

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater

What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.

 

 

Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century

TAC’s Signature Series provides access to experts in both innovation and business for artists. This series is designed to inspire the creator to a higher level of planning and outreach while bringing the community together. In this session, we will hear from Sarah Benvenuti a creative strategist and fundraiser on how to fundraise as an artists and organization in the 21st century.

Sarah Benvenuti has worked in arts and culture for over a decade, gaining experience across the country in theater, dance, film, education, and other cultural fields. She has worked with over 40 small arts organizations and individual artists, assisting them with fundraising, financial, administrative, planning, and interim needs.

Benvenuti began her career as Director of Future Tenant in Pittsburgh, PA. Before founding Benvenuti Arts, she served as Special Events Manager of Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Managing Director of Curious Theater Company in Denver, Colorado; and Director of Development and Interim Managing Director of The Civilians in Brooklyn, NY. Having consulted with small organizations and individual artists since 2011, she founded Benvenuti Arts in 2014 with the goal of helping small and mighty organizations build up the operational support needed to create and produce their work.

Benvenuti earned her B.M. in Music Education (piano and voice) from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and her M.A. in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tickets at $20 for General Public and Free for members of the Artist Co-op. Highly encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.

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TAC Yoga for Artists
Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

TAC Yoga for Artists

All Levels Welcomed

Vinyasa Flow with a Stretch

Mats provided, Suggested Donations

Actor/Yoga Bio:

Ilyssa Baine originally began a regular yoga practice to unwind after busy work days as an elementary school teacher. Last year, Ilyssa stumbled upon the Lighthouse Yoga School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and never looked back. The dedicated passion and vibrant spirit of the community of yogis propelled her to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Lighthouse in the winter of 2019. Yoga has helped Ilyssa immensely by giving her the courage to end a stable career as a public school teacher and follow her heart, performing as part of theatrical clown duo, Kate & Ilyssa. Ilyssa is very excited for what the future holds, performing in both Brighton and Prague Fringe Festivals this spring, as well as sharing her love of yoga, spirituality, and theatrical clown with the world!


About JM Vinyasa:

JM Vinyasa is a unique and dynamic all levels vinyasa class incorporating elements from Ashtanga, Forrest, Dharma, and Bikram yoga. The practice aims to bridge gaps in yoga traditions, allowing practitioners to learn from all styles, not just one. Every class includes standing postures, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Cold Read Series

TAC Cold Read Series is for the TAC community to hear new works read aloud by our members.

The aim is to strengthen and tighten our community of writers and actors here at the Co-op.

Every month we will be reading a new play by a Co-op member and cast it amongst our TAC actors.

If you're interested in participating please email, steph.miller1029@gmail.com.

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater

What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.

 

 

Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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Demystifying the Fundraising Process
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Demystifying the Fundraising Process

Benvenuti Arts is teaming up once again with the Indie Theater Fund and The Artist Co-op  to bring you another workshop: Demystifying the Fundraising Process. These seminars are designed to help independent artists and small arts organizations raise funds for the amazing work you’re doing by:

  1. Decoding the grant writing process,

  2. Helping you find and cultivate new donors, and

  3. Guiding you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year.

The March 12 workshop is focused on the funding options available to independent artists, and how to plan for your future work.

The March 17th session is designed specifically for  organizations with a budget of $250,000 or less and a small staff  In addition to the goals listed above, this specific workshop will help you create a plan to achieve both your short- and long-term goals without taxing your jam-packed schedule.

You will leave the workshop with a copy of Benvenuti Arts’ A Simple Guide to Individual Fundraising in the Arts, A Simple Guide to Institutional Fundraising in the Artsand the beginnings of a practical fundraising plan. In addition, each participating organization and independent artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

 

Workshop Leadership

The workshop is led by Sarah Benvenuti, Founder and Lead Consultant of Benvenuti Arts. Sarah brings her operational excellence and fundraising skills to the table with experience that includes Managing Director and Director of Development of The Civilians, Managing Director of Curious Theater Company, and, currently, Benvenuti Arts. Since 2014, Benvenuti Arts has served over 60 small and midsize arts nonprofits in areas of fundraising and management. She has a B.M. in Music from Mercyhurst University, an MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught workshops and lead panels on fundraising, real estate, and management in the arts.

 

Who should attend

There are only about 10 slots available for each workshop.

March 12th: Independent artists with  little or no experience in applying for grants, residencies, or fellowships, but who have a plan for the work they will be creating in the near future will benefit the most from this seminar.

March 17th: This  workshop is tailored to small arts s organizations:

  • Who have budgets of $250,000 or less;

  • Are 1-10 years old;

  • Have only 1 FTE staff or similar (i.e. volunteer-run, contract staff only, multiple part-time, etc); and

  • Have done some fundraising but do not receive consistent grants or maintain a consistent donor base.

What is included

Included in your fee:

  • Workshop on institutional and individual fundraising with practical, tactical output;

  • An Institutional Fundraising 101 workbook by Benvenuti Arts;

  • A short, but meaty one-on-one conversation with Sarah Benvenuti during the workshop  customized to your specific questions; and

  • A free, 30-minute consultation with Sarah Benvenuti, usable within 3 months of the workshop.

 

Fee structure

March 12 Workshop: $35/person.

March 17 Workshop: $35 for one staff member or $50 for two staff members.*

*NOTE: Staff members can include volunteers, Board, or anyone who will help manage fundraising.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
21
9:30 PM21:30

Yoga for Artists

oin us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga for Artists

oin us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga for Artists

Join us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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TAC Signature Series: Marketing Yourself as an Artist
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Marketing Yourself as an Artist

TAC’s Signature Series provides access to experts in both innovation and business for artists. This series is designed to inspire the creator to a higher level of planning and outreach while bringing the community together.




This presentation by Bethany Lauren James will help artists how to best market themselves to their multiple audiences.




Bethany Lauren James is the Founder of Actors Forum, which strives to help actors carve out a path toward their career goals in a supportive and inspiring community. Whether it’s branding, marketing, developing quality relationships, or targeting what kind of work you want, we help you develop the habits and the tools to get there. Accountability is Key. Welcome to our community.She is also a TV/Film & Stage actress. She was most recently seen in the Deuce (2018).

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Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – AUTOMATING COMMUNITY
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – AUTOMATING COMMUNITY


Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION

Communicating with important people is a central part of being artist and professional. Automating this important task can reduce errors, increase results, and lower stress!


This workshop will include:

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Event schedule:

6:00PM – 6:20PM Check in
6:20PM – 6:40PM Introduction
6:40PM– 7:40PM workshop (part 1)
7:40PM – 7:50PM break
7:50PM – 8:50PM workshop (part 2)
8:50PM – 9:30PM networking


Miscellaneous Details:

  • Run time of workshop is 2 hours with a 10 minute break.

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop.

  • Registration is extremely limited. We will be holding a waitlist for up to 5 people, in the event a registered participant cancels or doesn't show up.



What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.



Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

TAC Cold Read Series

TAC Cold Read Series is for the TAC community to hear new works read aloud by our members.

The aim is to strengthen and tighten our community of writers and actors here at the Co-op.

Every month we will be reading a new play by a Co-op member and cast it amongst our TAC actors.

If you're interested in participating please email, steph.miller1029@gmail.com.

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Company of Fools Gala
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Company of Fools Gala

Company of Fools is proud to kick off its 3rd year in existence with...A PARTY!

Come on out to the Artist Co-Op and support Company of Fools! There will be food, beer, wine, live music, standup comedy, sketch comedy, and improv, as well as the announcement of our 2019 Season! Please reserve your tickets at the link below.


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The Quarter Life Crisis Variety Show
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Quarter Life Crisis Variety Show

It's unclear whether the crisis is a personal one brought on by a milestone birthday (what am I doing with my life?) or just the general crisis of living in the endtimes, but I figured we could all have some relaxed performance fun in mid-January. Featuring performance works in all stages of development (musical improv anyone?) by Sarah Barry, Ryan Buchanan, Sophia Cannata-Bowman, Angelina DeSocio, Salome Egas, Fiona Gorry-Hines, Brennan O'Rourke and Christian Owen. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations for drinks will be donated to the Welcome Home Fund established by SURJ NYC and the Parole Preparation Project in order to ease the transition for those coming back from prison. More info about the Parole Prep Project can be found at paroleprepny.org.

Image by K.C. Green https://kcgreendotcom.com/index.html

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Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – WEBSITES & SEO
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – WEBSITES & SEO

Welcome to the Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater, Workshop Series, hosted by Yaakov Bressler, Laura Clinton and The Artist Co-Op.

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: Websites and SEO

How search engines find your site and how you can increase your visibility on the web!

This workshop will include:

  • How to optimize your website for SEO.

  • How to optimize your content, including photos.

  • How to introduce your site to search engines.

  • How to increase the sharability of your site on social media.

  • How to analyze traffic on your site.

  • How to track users who visit your site from social media.

  • How to keep track of it all on google sheets with automatic reporting!


Event schedule:

6:00PM – 6:15PM Introductions + latecomer buffer
6:15PM – 7:00PM workshop
7:00PM– 7:15PM break
7:15PM – 8:00PM workshop
8:00PM – 9:00PM networking


Miscellaneous Details:

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop.

  • Registration is extremely limited. We will be holding a waitlist for up to 5 people, in the event a registered participant cancels or doesn't show up.


What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.



Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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First Jen: A First Reading
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

First Jen: A First Reading

Who: Me (Monica Furman) and YOU!

What: A pilot reading of First Jen, the first Russian-American half-hour comedy which I've been developing this year

When: Friday, December 14th @ 8:00pm (doors 7:30)

Where: The Artist Co-op

Why?!?: I need your feedback! Your laughs, your likes, your dislikes. You can help me make this better. Also, there will be snacks and drinks!

Suggested donation $3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Casting to be announced.

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Goddess Yoga & Meditation
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Goddess Yoga & Meditation

Hello Goddesses, Witches, and Gypsies! 
I'd love to welcome you to a night of Feminine Power & Rejuvenation. 
I, along with Yoga Teacher Leah Kreitz, and Goddess-in-training Kendrick Pifer will lead you on a spiritual journey we hope will cleanse your spirit, body and mind.
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All that stress from the bustling city??
-Breathe it away
-Sweat it out
-Sing it to the heavens
-Look to a goddess for renewed perspective
-Set an Intention
-Put the demons on paper 
-Light that paper on fire
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This night is for YOU. 
To let go and unlock something undiscovered.
And no less on the witchiest day of all, HALLOWEEN! 
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The evening will consist of:
Yoga, Goddess Card Circle Share, Physical Releasing Ceremony, Tea, and Singing Meditation
We will provide mats, but BYO if you feel more comfortable!
--Be sure to eat beforehand--
When getting to the Co-op, buzz 3W 
You will have to sign a waiver, don't be alarmed, it is just so you won't sue the space if anything happens!
THIS IS A COMPLETELY FREE CLASS, BUT ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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The Commonground
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Commonground

The Commonground is at The Artist Co-op, Sunday, October 28th, 6-9PM! This speed-networking event for artists across disciplines is always FREE for its attendees.

Our goal is to empower and provide resources for artists - we introduce artists to potential collaborators, one-on-one. If you've never been, join us! If you've been before, come again! If you can't come this time, tell whomever you think might be interested, and come next time!

See you soon, and don't forget to sign-up:
www.thecommonground.nyc

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Shelter Play Date
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Shelter Play Date

This Month's Playdate

WHO WE WRE by Emily Cannon-Bown. In a small town in Northern California, a reunion of childhood friends is shattered by crisis and tests the strength of their unspoken loyalties.


What's Playdate?

Each month, The Shelter invites you to make a date with a new play. Here's how it works: Our staff specially selects a fresh off the vine play that we're really excited about. We pair the play with an insanely gifted director and cast. They rehearse. Then we present the play to you as a FREE reading. And all you have to do is click REGISTER and RSVP. Pay nothing. Just show up and enjoy. All the fun and theatre you could ever want—with none of the commitment.

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Reading of "Cry It Out" in Rehearsal Room 1
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Reading of "Cry It Out" in Rehearsal Room 1

Hello Friends, Family and Artistic Conspirators! 

We would love to invite you to our Benefit Reading of.....

Cry It Out 
by Molly Smith Metzler 

When: Tuesday October 16th 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: The Artist Co-op, 
500 W 52nd St #3W, New York, NY 

A couple of us from a scene study class wanted to create our own opportunities and do work that we could share with our friends and family. We read through countless plays and decided on Molly Smith Metzler's Cry It Out because of the efforletless way she infuses heart through humor. She captures authentic, grounded characters in the universal struggle that is motherhood. 

Another aspect to our reading (and hopefully series of readings) is that we wanted to connect Art and Philanthropy. By putting a spotlight on one the issues adressed in the play we can partner with SPARKS center in Brooklyn. A local organization that really makes an impact on our community and future. 

Learn more here: https://www.sparkscenter.org

We hope to see you there. 
Lissa, Alex, Katie & Chris

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Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts


Demystifying the Fundraising Process

September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Institutional Fundraising
October 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning

Benvenuti Arts is thrilled to be partnering with The Artist Co-op to bring you a workshop series around raising funds for your work and spending them wisely. Streamlined into two days, this series will demystify the grant writing process, help you find and cultivate new donors, and guide you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year. With a focus on organizations that are under $250,000 in budget and with a small staff, these workshops help you to create a plan that doesn’t tax your schedule and helps you achieve both short and long-term goals. In addition, each participating artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

You can register for each workshop individually for $30, or register for both for $50. 

Workshop Leadership

The workshop is led by Sarah Benvenuti, Founder and Lead Consultant of Benvenuti Arts. Sarah brings her operational excellence and fundraising skills to the table with experience that includes Managing Director and Director of Development of The Civilians, Managing Director of Curious Theater Company, and, currently, Benvenuti Arts. Since 2014, Benvenuti Arts has served over 60 small and midsize arts nonprofits in areas of fundraising and management. She has a B.M. in Music from Mercyhurst University and an MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught workshops and led panels on fundraising, real estate, and management in the arts.

What is included

Included in your fee:

  • Two 2-hour workshops on institutional and individual fundraising with practical, tactical output;

  • A short one-on-one conversation with Sarah Benvenuti at the workshop focused on your specific questions; and

  • A free 30-minute consultation with Sarah Benvenuti, usable within 3 months of the workshops.

Fee structure

Institutional Fundraising: $30
Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning: $30
Both Workshops: $50

NOTE: As the workshops do build off of each other, we recommend registering for both!

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TAC Town Hall
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Town Hall

A chance for TAC members to come together and hear from one and other! As we head into the fall let's hare what we're working on and find out how we can support one another. 

We're revamping our programs.

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

We want to hear from TAC members how we can support you!

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