professional Development

Funding Your Work with Aaron Landsman

Mar 20 2017


Creative Capital
15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor
New York, NY


NYC Workshop

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Monday, March 20, 6:30-9:15 pm


Funding Your Work

This workshop combines nuts-and-bolts strategies with a broad-based empowering approach for integrating fundraising into your creative practice. Appropriate for artist's of all disciplines, this workshop will help you evaluate a wide variety of fundraising opportunities and will explain how to tap these valuable resources. Topics include applying for grants and residencies; fundraising from individuals; working with a fiscal sponsor; forming an advisory board; preparing the right materials for the right donors; making the tools of organizational fundraising efforts work for individual artists; partnerships with venues, donors and funders; and determining and communicating the real cost of your work.

About Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman makes live performances involving people, space, time and language. Based in New York City, his projects range from monologues and stage plays to participatory and conceptual works presented in places where people perform their lives: offices, homes, meeting rooms and buses. Recent works include: Empathy School, a performance created with filmmaker and composer Brent Green, commissioned by EMPAC and presented on a night bus ride through a country road; Appointment, a suite of works for a single viewer and a single performer in offices; City Council Meeting, a participatory, community-engaged work presented in five US cities, funded by NEFA’s National Theater Pilot, NPN, MAP and Jerome; and Running Away From The One With The Knife, a new play about suicide and religious faith commissioned by NYSCA and presented at The Chocolate Factory. His earlier work was commissioned and produced by The Foundry Theater and PS 122 in New York, and DiverseWorks and Project Row Houses in Houston. Aaron is currently finishing a two-year Princeton Arts Fellowship, a three-year residency at ASU Gammage in Tempe, and is a playwright-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center. Upcoming work includes Perfect City, a collaboration with Lower East Side young adults commissioned by Crossing The Line, and the multimedia workSQUARES, with photographer Paul Shambroom. He performed from 2004-2015 with Elevator Repair Service and has appeared in the work of many artists, including Richard Maxwell, Tory Vazquez, Andrea Kleine and Julia Jarcho.