Brown Bag Lunch Talk with United States Artist’s Katharine DeShaw 2/23/12

Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Katharine DeShaw, Executive Director of United States Artists
Thursday, February 23, Noon
The Girls’ Club
117 NE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This event is free and open to the public, click to RSVP.

Girls’ Club and the Broward Cultural Division invites artists, gallery owners and creative entrepreneurs to hear Katharine DeShaw discuss artist opportunities including
USA Projects and USA Fellows.

Katharine DeShaw is the executive director for United States Artists and serves on its Board of Directors. She has enjoyed a long career in the nonprofit sector working as a consultant, philanthropic advisor, senior development officer, and teacher.

United States Artists (USA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to investing in America’s finest artists and to illuminating the value of artists to society. USA Projects is the first microphilanthropy site dedicated exclusively to artists living and working in the United States, where anyone can discover original projects from some of today’s most innovative artists and make tax-deductible donations to support their work.

Through the USA Fellows program, which annually awards 50 unrestricted grants of $50,000 to outstanding performing, visual, media, and literary artists across the country, USA has put $15 million in the hands of artists in the six years since its founding.

With a funding success rate of 75 percent, USA Projects has raised more than $1.84 million in funded projects thanks to the pledges of more than 12,800 unique donors, who have helped hundreds of artists realize original projects with funding goals ranging from $2,500 to $50,000.

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