Monday, December 5, 2011

Seminar: Funding strategies in managing art and cultural organizations

Towards Financial Sustainability
Funding strategies in managing art and cultural organizations
Organized by Roma Arts
in collaboration with Selasar Sunaryo Art Space
Purpose: The aim of this seminar is to exchange ideas on how to make art and cultural organizations financially sustainable. Through presentations and discussion we can learn from each other’s successes and failures in managing art and cultural organizations, which could lead to structural improvements that, in turn, could make art and cultural organizations self-sustainable in the future.
Key questions:
1. What aspects of an organizational strategy and plan should be in place before developing a funding strategy?
2. What does it actually mean to develop and have a funding strategy? For example, how to apply for grants? What are the (likely) administrative and managerial implications when grants are received?
3. What are the different ways to become financially sustainable? For example, grants from donors (foreign as well as domestic), sponsorships, merchandising, membership, sales, government subsidies (monetary as well as in kind, for example wavering of rental fee or volunteers)
John McGlynn – Lontar Foundation (founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees);
Topic: ABCs on Sustainability (for non profit organization in Indonesia)
Audrey Wong – The Substation, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore; and
Gustaff H. Iskandar – Common Room Networks Foundation (founder and Director);
Moderated by Roy Voragen
When: December 10, 2011
Selasar Sunaryo Art Space
Bale Handap
Bukit Pakar Timur No.100, Bandung
Materials on funding strategies can be downloaded here.
Roma Arts is a think tank that promotes passionate, ambitious and focused ways of producing, presenting and experiencing the diverse forms of arts from Indonesia. We give keen attention to art practices, forms of presentation and experiencing the arts through various means: for example, workshops, discussions and research on such topics as art practices, management, presentation, art criticism, funding, education, audience engagement, and etcetera, which will result in publications and exhibitions. Roma Arts intersects with the many already existing art institutions: (semi-)state-run institutions, commercial galleries, private museums, artist initiative spaces, and etcetera. We are ready to engage with the members of these organizations as intermediaries to promote fertile interaction between these spaces and their audiences.
Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (SSAS) aims to support and contribute to the development of arts and culture in Indonesia. SSAS delivers a diverse and accessible program for the enjoyment of locals and visitors, and contributes locally and nationally to a living culture in Indonesia. The focus of the program is contemporary art, as well as visual culture more broadly: design, craft, film/video, photography and architecture. Aside from presenting regular exhibitions of the permanent collection, SSAS holds solo or group exhibitions by emerging and established artists; workshops and discussions; artist residencies; a children's program; performing arts programs such as concerts and theatre, and other activities selected by the Curatorial Board. SSAS initiates opportunities for national and international cooperation and networking with artists, curators, critics, researchers, conservators and all of those who are interested in public education through arts and cultural activities.

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