Professional Development Seminars
Securing Support for Your Long Term Projects
Presented by Mary Virginia Swanson
Executive Director, LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2:30 - 5pm
Many photographers engage in creative projects that live within them for
years, continuing work on them as funding allows, while others are
intent on finishing a specific project that requires travel or other
resources for completion. No matter what the parameters are for growing
and concluding your project, securing time and support on many levels
In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising
to support the completion and subsequent publication & exhibition of
your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to
conduct effective research and connect with like-minded individuals,
organization and foundations who share a passion for their subject. The
types of monetary grants available through corporate & private
foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the
value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind
donations, and sponsorship. Throughout the lecture, Ms. Swanson will
share resources for fundraising and describe her research methodology to
secure financial support for your photography project to reach the
broadest possible audience.
Seminar followed by a panel discussion with photographic artists experienced with securing long term project funding. Panelists include Jamey Stillings, and Debi Cornwall.
The Professional Development Seminars will be held in in downtown Houston at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002.
For more information please contact Alonso Tapia-Benitez, Meeting Place and Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-223-5522 ext. 13.