This workshop will focus on the types of financial resources artists need to sustain their practice – including fundraising and fiscal sponsorship, as well as finding, researching and applying for these different types of opportunities.
Jean Cook – Future of Music Coalition, Washington D.C.
Sean Elwood – Creative Capital, New York
Scott Winship – New Music USA, New York
Deadline to RSVP is 12pm on Wednesday 10/26.
Jean Cook is a musician and producer. From 2005-2015, Jean directed research, education, and advocacy initiatives for Future of Music Coalition. Her portfolio for FMC mapped some significant impacts of emerging digital structures on marginalized segments of the music industry; key areas of work included jazz and classical music metadata, jazz radio playlist composition (and how to improve data collection), and understanding how copyright impacts indigenous artists in places like Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Australia. She served as Interim Executive Director of FMC from 2009-2010. Most recently, she was the co-director of FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, assembling one of the broadest and most ambitious data sets on US-based musician income and copyright. Jean served on the founding Steering Committee for the Cultural Research Network (USA), and is a member of BMI, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys). As a musician, she has performed on over 75 albums, including two Grammy nominations, and has toured over 700 dates on four continents with various groups including Jon Langford, Beauty Pill, and Ida/Elizabeth Mitchell. Other recent appearances include projects by free jazz artist William Parker, Barbez, and the UK-based band Pulp. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for FMC, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and on New Music USA’s Program Council.
Sean Elwood, Director, Programs & Initiatives, Creative Capital Foundation
Creative Capital is dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in Emerging Fields, Moving Image, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. The foundation pioneered an innovative system of support that combines a long-term commitment to a selected group of projects, while providing funding, counsel, and professional development services to help foster successful projects and sustainable practices for the selected artists. Since joining Creative Capital in 2000, Sean has served as Grants Officer; Acting Director of Multi Arts Production Fund (an ancillary program of Creative Capital); Director, Grants & Services and, since 2010, as Director, Programs & Initiatives. Prior to Creative Capital, he was Curator/Collection Manager for the Seattle Arts Commission, Director at Ronald FeldmanFine Arts, and Manager of the Art Residency Program at Centrum Foundation. He founded SEEDITIONS Art Publishing Company and Fuller/Elwood Gallery in Seattle. He has served on numerous organizational boards and advisory committees and is currently a member of the Brooklyn Libraries & Archives Council.
Scott Winship, Director of Grantmaking Programs, joined Meet The Composer, now New Music USA, as Program Manager in June 2007 and became the Director of Grantmaking Programs in November 2011. Prior to Meet The Composer, Mr. Winship served as the Associate Director and Youth Jam Coordinator for Chicago’s Rock For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Chicago’s homeless children through Holiday relief programs and Youth Jam, a free music education program. He has also served as the Development Assistant for the American Music Center. Mr. Winship received his Master of Music in Composition degree from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Central Michigan University. His primary teachers have included Marilyn Shrude, Jeffrey Mumford, Mikel Kuehn, Phillip Grange, and David Gillingham. An avid beer fan, Mr. Winship spends most of his time aside from music refining and expanding his beer brewing knowledge.