MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2PM-6PM @ VAE RALEIGH
SPEED DATES are thematized 30-minute one-on-ones with area smartypants who can answer your pressing professional questions! This time, we are excited to host four grant writing experts from across the Triangle to answer your questions about funding your creative projects through grants! Money for art? Yes please! Register now while space is available!
HOW IT WORKS
STEP ONE: Complete the registration form through Wufoo [CLICK HERE]. You will be asked for your contact information and a short survey of questions to help the gurus understand your needs. This event is FREE for current VAE members and $10 for non-members.
-What are the five words that BEST describe your creative work?
-What kinds of grants are you looking to apply for?
-What short term professional goals do you have?
-What are most hoping to learn at this event?
STEP TWO: Once you've completed step one we'll give you a link to an outside scheduling service called Sign Up Genius where you will choose the guru(s) and time(s) you want. Once you've done that and hit submit, you're 100% registered!
MEET YOUR DATES
Senior Program Director of Arts in Communities, North Carolina Arts Council
Jeff oversees most of the grants programs and services to artists and arts organizations at the NC Arts Council, like the North Carolina Artist Fellowship! He studied at Princeton University and the University of North Carolina and worked in book publishing and art museum administration prior to coming to the Arts Council.
Emily Catherine Mealor
Arts in Communities Coordinator, North Carolina Arts Council
Emily Catherine manages grants related to arts in accessibility, aging, and healthcare. Emily Catherine has degrees in English and Social Work from Appalachian State University and Washington University in St. Louis, where she focused on community development and arts integration. She's also involved with SPARKcon and serves on the committee for the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access through The Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the Office of Raleigh Arts.
Art Coordinator, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Brandi curates public art spaces and administrates the Professional Development Grant for Artists at United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. She moved to the Triangle in 2005 from Los Angeles, where she worked in entertainment for 20th Century Fox, Vanguard Films/DreamWorks and Conde Nast. The child of two artists, she is proud to be a part of the vibrant arts community in Raleigh and the Triangle.
Director of Artist Services, Durham Arts Council
Margaret brings 34 years arts experience, overseeing Durham Arts Council's four grant programs, exhibit programs and technical assistance for arts organizations and artists. She has served on many artist selection panels, and grant review panels, managed the community process for the Durham Cultural Master Plan, coordinated a 3 year, multi-county audience development initiative and currently provides support for the Durham SmART Initiative.
VP of Institutional Advancement, Shaw University
Clarenda Stanley-Anderson is a fundraising generalist who has earned the coveted Certified Fund Raising Expert (CFRE) designation. Selected as the 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association for Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter, she specializes in individual giving and major gifts, having raised more than $51M in her decade-plus career. As Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Shaw University, she spearheaded the University’s 70% increase in private philanthropy last year. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!