Why go it alone? LMCC partners with numerous organizations to maximize resources that benefit a growing circle of artists and arts organizations.
- Nonprofit Finance Fund
Since 2007, LMCC has partnered with Nonprofit Finance Fund to offer full-day workshops in the areas of nonprofit finance and facilities planning to complement funding offered by our Capital Grants for Culture program. Building on this work, we offered a 2-day intensive financial clinic in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 to enable executive directors to analyze five years of financial statements and prepare a financial presentation.
Nonprofit Finance Fund is a leader in helping non-profits strengthen their financial health and improve their capacity to serve their communities.
- Fractured Atlas
Since 2006, we have been a partner in the Fractured Atlas Open Arts Network to offer affordable health insurance options for artists and arts administrators. The OAN is a collective of arts service organizations nationwide that banded together to create a larger risk pool of artists to combat the inequities of the cost and quality of artist healthcare.
Through OAN, Fractured Atlas offers free Associate Membership to LMCC’s grantees and resident artists. Associate Membership is required in order to access the OAN, as well as other Fractured Atlas services, including health insurance plans low-cost event/film liability insurance, online classes and event calendars. If you are a grantee or resident artist of LMCC, contact your program officer for more information on how to access this resource.
- Creative Capital
Since 2003, LMCC has partnered with Creative Capital to offer their renowned weekend-long strategic planning workshop to help some of our past resident artists and grantees to develop strategies to sustain their creative careers. The workshop, offered nationally, has been described as a “crash course in self-management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion.”
- Fund for the City of New York
LMCC has helped the Fund for the City of New York connect with 13 downtown arts groups to pilot a suite of technology-based management tools — The Cultural Enterprise Suite — designed to help organizations operate more efficiently in the areas of internal operations, project management, website maintenance and database development. FCNY has been a leading innovator for the past 20 years in adapting technology for the benefit of government and nonprofit organizations.
LMCC has partnered with Seedco to present Money, Management and Marketing: Building Entrepreneurial Practice in Downtown’s Creative Sector. Made possible with the support of American Express, this one-day conference for art businesses and nonprofits in Lower Manhattan featured case studies, group discussions and panels of nationally-recognized experts. Topics included developing profitable arts-related business activity, using debt financing to grow, creative marketing solutions, real estate acquisition and resources to support staff recruitment, retention and training.