New grants for arts organizations in Wisconsin and Indiana, webinars on how to keep your supporters engaged, new advocacy efforts, and inspiring creative responses from the middle of America. It’s all in this week’s resource roundup.
Photo: Performance at the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Joshua Feist.
Feed The Spark: How to keep your supporters fired up in a virtual world
This series of presentations from the Bush Foundation and Pollen Midwest goes deep into how to host virtual events that are purposeful, engaging, inclusive, and financially sound. Each session costs $25.
- Making It Flow | Creating content that tells a story, the right format to convey that story, and art + design that brings it all to life | September 10, 10-11AM CDT
- Practice Makes Perfect | How to test and prep to ensure everything runs smoothly | September 15, 10-11AM CDT
- Virtual Giving | How to create compelling online fundraising campaigns online | September 17, 10-11AM CDT
- Q&A Session | September 23, 10:30AM-12PM CDT
#WeMakeEvents now at Red Alert
On September 1st, 2020, #WeMakeEvents lit up their venues, homes, and cities red in over 1,500 locations across North America to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector. Check out the #WeMakeEvents website to contact your representatives and take part in the action.
Wisconsin: “We’re All In” Department of Administration Grants
Administered through the Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program supports nonprofit cultural organizations whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to $250,000 are available for eligible organizations. Learn more here.
Indiana: Arts, Cultural and Destination Marketing Organization Support Grants
The Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) will provide operating support to local entities, events and arts and cultural organizations whose normal business has been interrupted due to COVID-19. Grants may typically range from $4,500-$50,000. Learn more here.
Chronicling Cultural Sustainability at the Geographic Center of North America
This Folklife Magazine article features creative responses that North Dakotans are doing to maintain cultural and social connections in the face of the pandemic.