Practical Arts Funding

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Practical Arts Funding

Fall 2021

Taught By: Royd Climenhaga Word

Section: A

CRN: 9025

Credits: 4

This course explores fund-raising, development and sustainability for non-profit arts institutions with an emphasis on emerging artists and responding to the current arts environment. The course begins with an exploration of foundation and government funding history in the U.S., including the establishment of the National Endowment for the Arts leading to questions of current models of artistic support within a rapidly changing arts landscape. Other topics include social engagement in the arts, crowd sourcing, strategies for sustainability, and presentation models for not for profit artists from a variety of disciplines (theater, dance, music, visual arts and writing) amidst a shifting arts culture. Students will create sample proposals and materials (including work samples, artist statements, and organizational and project narratives) for particular funding organizations, representing an emerging artist or organization of their choice to use as a template for a variety of creative work. An overview of funding institutions, venues, and sponsors in New York City will also be studied, including not for profit umbrella support organizations such as The Field and Fractured Atlas, and resources and residencies at a variety of venues. The course will be taught through asynchronous exploration of materials coupled with synchronous online introductory presentation of topics and strategies during the first half of the semester. The second half of the semester will consist of online workshops in student groups paired with synchronous online class time meetings to share information and work through presentation of materials. This course is ideal for Lang students from any of the arts disciplines who are committed to professional work and development as part of their careers in the arts.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:10pm 10/17/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 715

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021