Showing posts with label Sue Greenberg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sue Greenberg. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

1-15 Class Offers Helps for Creative Writers

At the 3rd Central for Creatives session tomorrow, 4-5:30 pm, Sue Greenberg of VLAA will recommend books about the legal and business aspects of publishing and promoting your writing and I'll show how to search Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and some free online funding sites. Next published author Eric Lundgren will talk about additional helpful  resources available at Central Library for writers wanting to move their careers to the next level. Then Andrea Johnson, Creative Experience specialist, will demonstrate possibilities for using the collaborative nature of the Creative Experience space, including the availability of iBooks Author and other software and tutorials, for writers. Email to sign up. Next month--Central for Creative Musicians

If you missed last month's session for visual artists, the list of  books recommended by Sue and fine arts subject specialist Mary Frechette is available on the Dec. 19th posting of Central's Fine Arts Room Blog!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November 2013 @ the G&FC...

We've scheduled new twists on two  of our traditional classes:
  • Mon. Nov. 18, 1-3 pm. I'll streamline this hands-on tutorial for fundraisers presenting three effective  ways to search Foundation Directory Online Professional in order to add a  demonstration of some capabilities of the Philanthropy In/Sight database as well and still leave time for participants to work on their own. As of this posting there are still 13 places left in this class, so please contact us as soon as possible if you'd like to attend.
  • Weds. Nov. 20, 4-5:30 pm -- Central for Filmmakers.  Individual and/or creative teams of local filmmakers are invited to meet in Central Library's new Creative Experience digital maker space to learn more about books, hardware, software and websites and other information now available to help move their  careers to the next level. Sue Greenberg of VLAA will recommend books about the legal and business aspects of filmmaking, I'll talk about potential funding sources and subject specialist Sean Parada will present some of the technical information about filmmaking available at Central. Then Andrea Johnson, Creative Experience specialist, will demonstrate --and help participants explore using -- IMovie, Adobe Creative Suite 6,  the collaborative nature of the space itself, and the range of normally proprietary tutorials available free in the Creative Experience
    through Filmmakers may also bring their own laptops to display their screens on the rooms large screen monitors.  Sign-up by phoning 314-539-0357 or e-mailing  .... Coming next month -- Central for Visual Artists.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monetizing Your Artistry in St. Louis

  • Weds. May 15, noon- 1:30, Books Every Working Artist Should Read, Central Library 2nd floor Training Rm. Discover some really helpful books for individual visual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers seeking to take their careers to the next level -- books that provide solid information about practicalities like copyright, negotiations and marketing and books that provide inspiration to help you through the process. Sue Greenberg, executive director of St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and published writer, will share her list and invites you to bring titles and websites you have found helpful to share with colleagues. Bring your lunch as well, beverages will be provided. Also note: limited free parking is available for participants in the center aisle of the lot on the northwest corner of 15th "& Olive. Call the G&FC for details.
  • In preparation for this session, in conjuction with Central Library's Arts, Entertainment and Literature librarians, we've updated our recommended list of local and national funding websites and books offering grants and other specific markets for individual 1) Funding for Filmmakers, 2) Funding for Musicians, 3) Funding for Visual Artists, and 4) Funding for Writers.  E-mail me for a copy of a particular list or come by and examine our  resource Kiosk at the Grants & Foundation Center.
  • RAC -- Regional Arts Commission -- recently has made a new series of funds available to individual local artists: 10 annual $20,000 fellowships, and  $75,000 to be split into several smaller grants of $500 to $3,000 for area artists. Go to  to find our more and sign up for updates.
    RAC -- Artists Count

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2-19 New Program:When It's All Up to You!

For several years here at the G&FC we've been compiling lists of resources for the one-person development office: On Feb. 19th Sue Greenberg from VLAA will expand that concept by discussing of the responsibilities and practicalities of leading a nonprofit whose mission depends on minimal staff and/or dedicated volunteers.  She'll talk about such essentials as time management, working with your board, internal controls, planning for future success and succession, etc. If you're a founder or executive director in this situation, come to the 2nd Floor Training Room here at Central Library  3 -5 pm and bring your questions and best advice.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Book Talk" for Artists, Writers, Filmmakers, Musicians Jan. 12

Working artists, is there one book that affirmed or inspired your desire to create? Or, is there another that gave you practical advice on how to earn money with your work?. Bring your lunch to Schlafly library from noon -1:30 on Thursday, Jan. 12 for our third annual information and networking session for individual artists who want to move their careers to the next level. Sue Greenberg, executive director of Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts in St. Louis and a professional dramatist and writer/editor herself, will share her list of most helpful reads. I'll point out some library resources for individual artists that you might not be aware of. Everyone is encouraged to bring a personal favorite book or website to add to the list. Hot beverages will be provided; just let us know if you plan to come, weather permitting.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Report on Recent GFC Classes...

  • A couple of the new or additional books/websites recommended by VLAA's Sue Greenberg and the individual artists/writers/musicians/filmmakers who attended our Feb. 24 session on moving your career to the next level included The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Beam, Take Ten for Writers by Bonnie Newbauer, The Art of Nonconformity by Chris Guillebeau and Contact me if you would like the full list of resources discussed at this event. Also -- just a reminder that the VLAA website is full of help for individual artists as well as for arts organizations.
  • Dennis Kennedy outlined 6 keys to social network success and fellow ACC panelists JulieAnn Broyles, Elizabeth Cox, & Pete Salsich III discussed important disclaimers, good organizational policies and on-line practices at our March 10 Legal Aspects of Social Media for Nonprofits event. For more about information technology law and any additional presentations by the panel, follow Our next ACC panel presentation here at the G&FC will be The Fine Print for Nonprofits: Contracts April 28.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not-Exactly-Nonprofit Book Suggestions...

Wanted to call your attention to two "regular" library (non-G&FC) books you might find helpful:
  • Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins, How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back and Make the World a Better Place by David T. Levinson -- readable and comprehensive, this book offers practical tips for would-be volunteers and for the agencies who need them. Any of you volunteer managers got a comment? (We've now got brochures about the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association available or check out for more help in this area.)
  • Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, comes highly recommended by G&FC patron Pamela Devine. "It's a fascinating book that analyzes the resistance we have to change and how to overcome it. Prior to reading it, I thought getting things done in slow-moving organizations depended on a never-ending supply of enthusiasm and a big budget. The stories in the book show how a specific strategy has the potential to make things happen before the enthusiasm has been depleted." Thanks, Pamela.

And don't forget, Sue Greenberg of VLAA and I will be hosting an informal "show and tell" session here 2/24 (3-4:30 pm) with books individual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers can turn to for inspiration and/or practical business advice.

Friday, March 19, 2010

More Books for Income-Seeking Artists

At yesterday's session here for individual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers, Sue Greenberg from VLAA described books every artist should read to help advance their careers in the profession. These included legal and business guides for specific artistic genres and some more general advice and inspiration like Robert Fisher's Getting to Yes, Richard Shell's Bargaining for Advantage, Heather Bhandari's Art/Work, and Moss Hart's Act I. Yesterday's p(art)icipants also recommended Paul Virilio's Art and Fear and J. Jason Horeijs' "Starving " to Successful. (Most of these are, or will soon be, part of SLPL's collection.) If any of you have additional recommendations, feel free to post a comment here.
BTW, VLAA has several wonderful, free publications or downloadable guides on various aspects of the arts "business." Look under "Get Smart" on the VLAA website below.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Coming Here in 2010

The G&FC special events focus for the first part of 2010 is on helping nonprofits learn more about working together to adapt to the changing world of philanthropic economics. For details about all the events listed on our blog calendar (scroll down, right), call or e-mail us.

Thanks also to the specific speakers who have agreed to present: These include Les Johnson and Gail Dickson from ARCHS; Marilyn Sheperd, Fontbonne VP of Institutional Advancement, for AFP; Sue Greenberg from VLAA, and Dan Sise from NPML.

Many thanks to the partner organizations for making these substantive sessions available to you at no charge. For more information about these acronymed organizations, click on their website links at right.