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Cambridge Arts e-newsletter/September 2013

Grant Writing Workshop Reminder!

“Dollhouse Poetry,” by Megan Fernandes, 2013 CAC grant recipient

Cambridge Arts hosts a FREE 
Grant Writing Workshop!

Monday, September 23rd 6-8pm
344 Broadway, 2nd FL Conference Room
Bring a draft of your proposal and discuss your application with past recipients and board members. 

RSVP to Julie Barry at

Grant applications and guidelines are available here. 

Grant Submission Deadline
Tuesday, October 15th 5:00pm

Cambridge Community Television Presents
Social Media for Artists Training Series

An Artist’s Guide to Facebook
Tuesday, November 5, 6 pm- 9 pm
Cambridge Community Television, 
438 Massachusetts Avenue

Facebook has over a billion active users and is the most utilized social networking site in the world. Many artists today are successfully utilizing it as a marketing tool, and as one of the primary means of connecting with other artists. Learn how to construct a professional presence on facebook, and how to take advantage of this incredibly popular tool to connect with a potential audience.

The Art of Fundraising through Social Media: 
The Strategy of Kickstarter
Thursday, November 21, 6:30- 8:30 pm
Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street

Deemed by The New York Times as “the people’s NEA”, Kickstarter has been an amazing resource for artists of all kinds as an alternative method of fundraising. But how do you construct a successful kickstarter campaign? This class will cover how to define your project, create a timeline and budget, understanding the rewards system, tips for making your promotional video and how to “create buzz” about your project.

Social Media, What?: 
An Introduction to the Social Media World the Opportunities it Offers Artists
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street

Let’s face it, a huge component of existing in the art world is promoting yourself and your work. If you want your work to be seen, and to have a presence in the artistic community, you need to advertise yourself. It is a job in and of itself. But, social media provides the opportunity for artists to extend their reach further than ever before, and to cultivate audiences in their own backyard and across the world. This class will present the possibilities that social media has to offer specifically for artists.

The Artist’s Website: Using WordPress to Create the Primary Representation of You Online
Tuesday, October 29, 6 pm- 9 pm
Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue

When discussing your work, one of the first questions you are always asked is “Do you have a website?” The Artist’s website is crucial in creating one’s identity, as well as constructing a space within which people can enjoy looking at your work. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system on the web, and it is free and open source. Whether you don’t have a website, or are looking for skills to enhance the one you have, this hands on workshop is for you.

For more information visit:

Cambridge Arts Council
City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Cambridge Arts Council is supported in part by the
City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency,
New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and
many corporate and individual donors.

The Cambridge Arts Council exists to ensure that the
arts remain vital for people living, working, and visiting Cambridge.



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