Funders–More Than Just Another Pretty Face(book): Social Networking Revelations

Tuesday, October 20, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Organized by Fidelma McGinn, executive director, Artist Trust; Victoria Lord, program associate, Rasmuson Foundation.

Presented by Victoria Lord; Fidelma McGinn; Alyce Myatt, executive director, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media; Ester Neff, development assistant, New York Foundation for the Arts; Sara Schnadt, webmaster, City of Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs.

Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, NING, Second Life, blogs, and YouTube, oh my!

So many ways to communicate, so little time. Rasmuson Foundation and Artist Trust are using online social networking to deepen connections to target populations as well as engage a broader audience in the work of artists. Join in an interactive conversation focusing on the fast emergence of social media as an immediate, low-cost, comprehensive tool for funders of individual artists and arts organizations to connect with the arts communities they serve.

How we do this, how it is influencing our grantmaking, unexpected outcomes, and a new awareness of some really fun stuff and possibilities including what artists are involved in and the ways funders relate to and promote those artists will be a part of this open dialogue.

Related Links:

Rasmuson Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation’s Gallery of Alaskan Artists in Second Life
Chicago Artist Resource
New York Foundation for the Arts
Artist Trust
Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media