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Confronting the Zero hour

Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the second of two programs in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, an interactive panel discussion titled, Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 6:30pm – 8pm

At EFA Project Space
$5 Suggested donation

Seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing

These are difficult economic times for organizations and individuals alike – but there is rising evidence that
strength can be built from joint innovative action within the artist community.   A roundtable discussion
comprised of distinctively effective art professionals will address how to face fiscally strained circumstances in creative ways.  Although traditional subjects such as grantsmanship skills will also be touched upon, the
conversation will be aimed at sharing inventive networking techniques and other resourceful platforms for
fundraising and financial security.   Participants will encourage artists to establish a clarity of needs, use
alternative resources, as well as demonstrate how to approach organizations, communities, and collaborate with peers.  Often times, establishing this network of resources is a vital step in the creative process and can ultimately inform an artist’s work.  


Christa Blatchford, Artist Support Director, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Matthew Deleget, artist and founder of Minus Space
Stephanie Diamond, artist

Christopher Lee Kennedy, Director, Institute for Applied Aesthetics
Gavin Kroeber, Producer, Creative Time, and co-founder, The Broken Land Social Club
Miguel Luciano, artist
Mary Mattingly, artist, curator and Founder of Waterpod
Alex Rivera, artist
Emily Sogn, founding organizer of FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics)
Yancey Strickler, co-founder, Kickstarter
Kay Takeda, Director, Grants and Services, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Earlier Event: November 5
Exhibition: ONE EVERY DAY