On Monday, December 7th, 2020 from 6 to 7:30pm PT, Fulcrum Arts presents an interactive session with Peter McDowell, going over the basic principles of how to raise money for a project as an individual artist or small artist collective. Peter puts particular emphasis on virtual events, as he has just completely two successful online fundraisers. This is recommended for artists of all kinds, and is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event is $5 and is online. Click here to RSVP.
Fulcrum Arts is based in Pasadena, CA, and champions creative and critical thinkers at the intersection of art and science to provoke positive social change and contribute to a more vibrant and inclusive community. They are dedicated to building cultural equity into the very structure and fabric of the organization at all levels ensuring that underrepresented populations and voices are included and heard. Fulcrum Arts supports creative practices that incorporate broader, non-western, and Indigenous traditions that resonate within the nexus of art, science, and social change to expand, define, and further human achievement.
Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge fiscal sponsorship program increases the capacity of independent artists, collectives, and small arts organizations by offering financial management, fundraising consulting, and the ability to seek funding through fiscal sponsorship. Our goal is to provide artists with the necessary tools to create sustainable practices, while allowing them to remain independent, dynamic, and responsive to the shifting social and economic contexts in which they live and work.
For more information, please visit fulcrumarts.org
Peter McDowell is an arts management expert with more than two decades of experience serving artists and organizations at the highest level. Currently Director of Development for American Friends of the Louvre in Los Angeles, he has held leadership positions at Opera America, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and most recently as managing director of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird. His firm, Peter McDowell Arts Consulting, offers a wide range of strategic career services for performing artists. As a publicist, Peter has garnered press coverage for his clients in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, and many other important outlets.
Peter is in demand as a speaker and workshop leader on diverse topics in career development and arts entrepreneurship. He has been an invited presenter at the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern School of Music, Eastman School of Music, The Colburn School, Chamber Music America, and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP). He is also a documentary filmmaker and is currently at work on his full-length feature, Jimmy in Saigon. He is a recently graduated International Fellow from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in French from the University of Illinois and his Masters in Business – Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin.