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Performing Arts Entrepreneurship & Leadership Resources

Suggested resources related to performing arts entrepreneurship and leadership in U-M Libraries, at the University,

Music Library Contact

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Jason Imbesi
3239 Moore Building
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Selected Online Funding Resources

U-M Library: Grants and Fundraising Databases

U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance EXCEL Funding Opportunities

U-M Rackham Graduate School Funding Opportunities

ArtsEngine - Funding opportunities that support the organization's aim to inspire, foster, and strengthen intellectual collisions and durable collaborative practices driven by the arts, design, engineering, and technology to fully maximize the potential of students and faculty on U-M's North Campus.

Arts at Michigan - Funding opportunities from a U-M organization working to support students in their diverse roles as creators, audience members, and leaders in the university's arts community.

PEERs - Provides mentorship and mini-grants of up to $500 to U-M music, theatre and dance students to help create educational performance residencies with underserved communities throughout Michigan.

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs - Funding opportunities from the state of Michigan's lead agency charged with developing arts and culture policy and grantmaking in collaboration with a wide variety of public and private sector partners.

CultureSource - Funding opportunities from a member association for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Southeast Michigan that seeks to advance the work of organizations that cultivate creative and cultural expression in the region.

WomenArts - Funding resources from an organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they need to do their creative work through free networking, fundraising and advocacy services. Grant for Artists - Marketing/micro-grant offered monthly from an organization providing free financial information.

Selected Online Finance Resources

U-M Library: Finance Databases

U-M Finance - Partners with the U-M community to provide financial infrastructure and services.

U-M Student Financial Services

U-M Human Resources: Choosing a Financial Planner

U-M Rackham Graduate School Student Financial Services

U-M Credit Union Financial Wellness Program - Educational workshops aimed at strengthening financial knowledge.

Artists Financial Support Group - Seeks to educate student and professional artists on financial self-advocacy, advocate legislative and institutional change in the cost of artist education, and innovate new ways to manage student loan debt and to budget on an erratic income.

CERF+ | The Artist's Safety Net - The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers through core services like education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

Deloitte: Articles on Art and Finance - Resources and services from a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services.