Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts
Sep
25
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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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 Cold Reading Series
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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TAC Happy Hour featuring Leslie Beck (The Organized Actor)
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

TAC Happy Hour featuring Leslie Beck (The Organized Actor)


Join Leslie Becker, Broadway actress and author of The Organized Actor® for a free mini seminar and special raffle to win full tuition into her upcoming Career 180 for Actors Course! Leslie's teaching have touched more than 300,000 actors over the past 24 years, and she was the pioneer of opening the conversation of treating your acting career like a business. She's a multi-creative and has been featured as a Backstage Expert, appeared on dozens of radio shows and podcasts and on ABCNews as a Life Coach Expert. www.OrganizedActor.com

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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The Commonground NYC
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

The Commonground NYC

About

The Commonground is a series of monthly events for artists across disciplines to meet their creative soulmates. It operates on the belief that fostering great creative partnerships leads to the creation of great art, and that great art is a service to all. We seek to eliminate barriers-to-entry and increase the breadth of exposure artists have to like-minded collaborators.

Organized and led entirely by volunteers, The Commonground is free of charge for all attendees. The evening begins with a brief group discussion, led by an entertainment industry professional. This discussion will focus on “knowing the table you sit at, and the table you want to sit at" -- that is, sharpening your sense of self, your pitch, and what to look for in creative partners. The artists are then split into 3 groups to participate in the centerpiece of the evening: a series of rapid-fire one-on-one networking meetings (à la speed dating).

Throughout Commonground meetings, there will be refreshments, sign-ups for ongoing creative groups and projects, creative brainstorming tools to play and plan with, and industry professionals to answer questions and provide guidance.

We hope to hear "We got our start at The Commonground" for years to come!


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Free Our Families: Family Reunification Fundraiser
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Free Our Families: Family Reunification Fundraiser

We care. Do you?

Join us at this Fundraiser & Spirit-raiser!

100% of proceeds go to RAICES , an nonprofit organization providing legal aid to families who have been inhumanely ripped apart by ICE.

Saturday July 28th
6:30 PM - 9PM
at The Artist Co-op
$15 Suggested Donation at the door

Featuring raffle prizes including:
- 1 Hour Photo Shoot & unlimited edits w Hans Alcindor Photography ($300 value)
- 5 Class Pack from 305 Fitnesss ($165 value)
- 3 Personalized Astrology Readings from Astrothena (Each a $60 value)
- Art by Ashil Lee , Jonathan J. Loncle & more!

Performances by:
Thomas David Burns Scully
Michael Lloret
Kisha Peart
Lauren Lay & Emily Thaler
Adele Rylands
Theo McKenna
Ali Levin
Tristan Miller
Jefferson ReardonAlexandra Gomez & Clinton Powell
Singer Joy
Adam Basco-Mahieddine

PLUS:
- Snacks by Stuf'd truck & Maya Evans
- Tarot Readings by Francesca Hansen-DiBello

Performances begin at 7pm. 
This event is entirely donation based. Give what you can, but please come with positive vibes & an open heart.

RAICES states: "Parents separated from their children at the border (and other immigrants placed in detention) can’t get released from ICE custody to reunite with their families until they pay the full amount of their immigration bond. Bonds are set at a MINIMUM of $1500, and are usually in the range of $5-10K, even for asylum seekers without any criminal history. Unlike in the criminal system, bail bond companies either do not help people in immigration proceedings or impose very strict requirements, like private ankle monitors (which families have to pay to “rent”). Donate to our fund to directly support legal services for detained separated parents and the direct funding for bonds to get parents released!"


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Fun With a Fight Scene
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fun With a Fight Scene

Live out your swashbuckling fantasies in "Fun With a Fight Scene". Joe Isenberg, an award-winning fight choreographer and director, will teach you a theatrical fight scene using classic shows and movies as inspiration. Once you've mastered the routine, you'll have the option to capture it on video. If you've ever fantasized about the pirate life, wielding a lightsaber, or quoting Inigo Montoya with sword in hand, this is the activity for you. Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class hosted by New York's Artist Co-Op.

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The Shelter Playdate: The Bright Edges of the World
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Shelter Playdate: The Bright Edges of the World

Let's Have a 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.

This Month's Playdate

On a roadtrip across America, Little and Big are tasked with one thing; they need to spread their mother’s ashes. Along the way, they encounter family and friends, conjure memories and spirits. The play is full of wishes that will never come true. THE BRIGHT EDGES OF THE WORLD by Shelley Fort is an act of letting go.

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Yoga : Artist Intention Setting in the Coworking Space
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga : Artist Intention Setting in the Coworking Space

We are excited to announce a new yoga practice at The Artist's Co-op on Sunday July 22nd from 630-7:45 pm for members and non-members alike! Feel free to invite close friends or family to share and experience this intention-setting yoga class with you.


We live in a chaotic world with much division. A huge part of our lives in spend on social media. But, artists need to get away from social media. We need to free ourselves from the chains of constant chatter and OTHER people's agendas so that we can hear our own intuition, write and perform our own stories.


Rachel Bennett will lead us in 75 minutes of coming back to ourselves. Moving on the breath together, we will honor both our autonomy and our inter-connectedness. Throughout the class, alignment cures, guided breathing and hands-on-assists will be given. You heart and mind will open, and you'll become stronger, more flexible, and acquire greater peace of mind. Rachel has taught inner city youth int he Bronx, people suffering with dementia, is the yoga teacher for the annual "Playtime Series" at The New Dramatists, has worked with women just released from Riker's Island through Liberation Prison Yoga and has certifications through Yoga Works and Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers. A published author, actress and dancer, Rachel believes insight new portals open within ourselves when we deepen and flow on the breath. Feel free to check her website out at www.rachelbennettyoga.com.


It takes a village. Would you mind sharing this event on your Instagram and Facebook pages, tagging the Artists Co-OP and Rachel Darden Bennett on both FB and Instagram? This will help us spread the word.


We are opening up this class to non-members! This is a special opportunity to invite your friends, family or partner to see where you hone and honor your creativity. We hope you will include the special people in your life to come share yoga with you at our special space!


Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. (cash or credit cards accepted)


Please pre-register by filling out this form.

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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June Salon Event: Art + Politics
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

June Salon Event: Art + Politics

The Salon is happy to bring its next Pop-Up to The Artist Co-op! Join us Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm and see how three artists join their art with their activism.

Featured Artists:
Richard E. Pelzer II--Executive Producer of the short film 90 DAYS
https://www.90daysthefilm.com

Cheryl McCarron--Designer and Activist

The Salon is free to attend but not free to put on--donations are appreciated

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Fun With a Fight Scene
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Fun With a Fight Scene

Live out your swashbuckling fantasies in "Fun With a Fight Scene". Joe Isenberg, an award-winning fight choreographer and director, will teach you a theatrical fight scene using classic shows and movies as inspiration. Once you've mastered the routine, you'll have the option to capture it on video. If you've ever fantasized about the pirate life, wielding a lightsaber, or quoting Inigo Montoya with sword in hand, this is the activity for you. Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class hosted by New York's Artist Co-Op.

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 [re]consider from the [re]group
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

[re]consider from the [re]group

Presenting an abridged community drive, crafted and communicated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III, ” Richard III, Queen Margaret, the York and Lancaster families try to survive in a world of total chaos and relentless war where violence is the dominating language, currency, and survival.[re]consider [re]traces the steps of our past and [re]examines how circumstance and identity impact our choices. This event seeks to [re]define and most importantly [re]consider free will and the privilege and power of choice. It is audience inspired and inclusive, inviting all to be involved.This event will be followed by a courageous, safe and celebratory space  for a guided conversation with community panelists, story sharing, and igniting first steps to action. The event is free and all are welcome. Snacks provided.

 

Dates:

Sunday June 10, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-op

Monday June 11, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-Op

Wednesday June 13 at  7:30pm The Artist Co-Op

 

ABOUT the [re]group:

the [re]group is an artistic collective and social impact organization dedicated to the empowerment of public spirit and communal healing. We [re]imagine how our stories are told and who they are for by creating theatrical events, conversations, and calls to action that build bridges across time and circumstance. We provide art that is innovative, accessible, and audience driven.

( Events are always free for the community, artist are always compensated for their time and talent.)

 

For more information, to get involved and to RSVP for your free seat please contact Lana Russell at:

the.re.group11@gmail.com

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[re]consider from the [re]group
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

[re]consider from the [re]group

Presenting an abridged community drive, crafted and communicated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III, ” Richard III, Queen Margaret, the York and Lancaster families try to survive in a world of total chaos and relentless war where violence is the dominating language, currency, and survival.[re]consider [re]traces the steps of our past and [re]examines how circumstance and identity impact our choices. This event seeks to [re]define and most importantly [re]consider free will and the privilege and power of choice. It is audience inspired and inclusive, inviting all to be involved.This event will be followed by a courageous, safe and celebratory space  for a guided conversation with community panelists, story sharing, and igniting first steps to action. The event is free and all are welcome. Snacks provided.

 

Dates:

Sunday June 10, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-op

Monday June 11, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-Op

Wednesday June 13 at  7:30pm The Artist Co-Op

 

ABOUT the [re]group:

the [re]group is an artistic collective and social impact organization dedicated to the empowerment of public spirit and communal healing. We [re]imagine how our stories are told and who they are for by creating theatrical events, conversations, and calls to action that build bridges across time and circumstance. We provide art that is innovative, accessible, and audience driven.

( Events are always free for the community, artist are always compensated for their time and talent.)

 

For more information, to get involved and to RSVP for your free seat please contact Lana Russell at:

the.re.group11@gmail.com

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[re]consider from the [re]group
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

[re]consider from the [re]group

Presenting an abridged community drive, crafted and communicated adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part III, ” Richard III, Queen Margaret, the York and Lancaster families try to survive in a world of total chaos and relentless war where violence is the dominating language, currency, and survival.[re]consider [re]traces the steps of our past and [re]examines how circumstance and identity impact our choices. This event seeks to [re]define and most importantly [re]consider free will and the privilege and power of choice. It is audience inspired and inclusive, inviting all to be involved.This event will be followed by a courageous, safe and celebratory space  for a guided conversation with community panelists, story sharing, and igniting first steps to action. The event is free and all are welcome. Snacks provided.

 

Dates:

Sunday June 10, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-op

Monday June 11, 7:30pm at The Artist Co-Op

Wednesday June 13 at  7:30pm The Artist Co-Op

 

ABOUT the [re]group:

the [re]group is an artistic collective and social impact organization dedicated to the empowerment of public spirit and communal healing. We [re]imagine how our stories are told and who they are for by creating theatrical events, conversations, and calls to action that build bridges across time and circumstance. We provide art that is innovative, accessible, and audience driven.

( Events are always free for the community, artist are always compensated for their time and talent.)

 

For more information, to get involved and to RSVP for your free seat please contact Lana Russell at:

the.re.group11@gmail.com

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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TAC CON: Queering the Stage
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

TAC CON: Queering the Stage

More details to cThe Artist Co-op (TAC) will be holding its hird live community conversation, on M 26t, 2018, to be hosted at The Artist Co-op. 

The hour-long panel will focus on artists who have created their own work while fostering, oth on stage and off, the voices and stories of the LGBTQ community. The live panel will be followed by an in-person lunch and discussion with the panelists and attendees. he even will be hosted by Amy Rox Surratt, and panelists will include Donnie CianciottoRyan J. Haddad - Hi, Are You Single?Andrea Prestinario and Pooya Mohseni!

1:0-:00 pm Facebook Live Panel
:0-2:00 pm Lunch/Discussion The Artist Co-op

To attend, please RSVP to the google form. The first 25 to RSVP will receive seats at The Artist Co-op. When seating is full, all may watch via Facebook Live The Artist Co-op.

RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DCAqsVXp8pjEHRA4Hj9LvNC0vC3dOYSAp7nL6pk8-WE

*AC CON is a monthly series of conversations, hosted by The Artist Co-op, that focus on timely issues in the entertainment community.*me... 

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