MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON:
Securing Support to Produce & Present Your Projects
Thursday, May 10th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication & exhibition of your photography projects.
She will help artists understand how to conduct effective research and connect with like-minded individuals, organizations and Foundations who share a passion for their subject.
The types of monetary grants available through corporate & private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations, and sponsorship.
Ms. Swanson will describe her research methodology and share essential online resources for fundraising.
Mary Virginia Swanson is an author and educator who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. During her career she has worked in the fine art, documentary, photojournalism and licensing arenas. Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (2014). Her current book project is Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs (2017).