If you are a regular reader of Assets for Artists, then you know that in 2012-2013, we are expanding across the northeast by partnering with local organizations in NYC, Rhode Island, and Maine to more than double the size of our program. Well, the first of those partnerships has launched!
Creative Portland and Assets for Artists have teamed up to offer $2,000 matched-savings grants and artist-focused financial and business training to 10 artists living or working in Maine’s largest city.
Eligible applicants include artists across all disciplines – visual artists, performers, designers, filmmakers, artisans – that would benefit from flexible “working capital” funds to invest in and grow their business. Past participants have raved about the financial bootcamp training that will be provided by NYC-based Arthome, and the business planning workshops will be led by the Maine-based not-for-profit Coastal Enterprises, a national leader in microenterprise training.
Applicants must meet certain income requirements to be eligible. For more information and to download the application, see Creative Portland’s announcement here. Applications must be emailed to assets4artists at gmail dot com along with an artist resume or bio by October 19, 2012 at 5pm.