Grant Program encourages Artists to save — application deadline 10/11

Assets for Artists (A4A) is excited to announce its Fall 2013 grant cycle for artist-entrepreneurs living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts.

Since 2008, A4A has been committed to helping Massachusetts artists build the foundation for a lifetime of creative work. Apply now to join them!

“This grant and its process was deeply changing, even transformative, and came at just the right time for me.” – Anne Lilly, Boston-based sculptor

Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines — visual artists, performers, designers, photographers, film-makers, artisans, etc. — whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. (Income and household asset guidelines also apply: check application form for details.)

“I will be forever grateful not only for the grant but for the education, encouragement, and understanding!” – Julia Britell, Berkshire-based jewelry designer

By meeting savings goals and completing the required training, participating Massachusetts artists can receive $2,000 in grant funds as a savings match for “working capital” to grow their creative enterprise. Three training sessions on personal finance and business management for artists will be provided for free. Sessions will be offered in eastern and western MA (specific locations and dates TBA) and are designed to help the participants reach their personal savings goal and develop a basic business plan for investing the funds.

“I found the workshops all very informative and a great opportunity for me to ask specific questions about financial and business matters… They were also beneficial in terms of meeting other local artists and learning about the processes that we all have in common.” – Chris Giamo, Portland (Maine)-based documentarian

For more information and to confirm your eligibility, please download the complete application form, either as a Word document or as a PDF. Save the document to your computer, close out, and then re-open the document in Word or Adobe before starting to fill in the form to be sure your information will save.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013 by 5:00 pm. 

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