In the past year, we’ve seen a dramatic uptick in the number of nonprofits—many of which are volunteer-led—applying for Festival Fund grants in order to educate fellow Hoosiers about different cultures through food, dance, fashion, crafts, history and more.
In response to the sprouting of new events and the hunger for educational events in our community, we have planned the 2018 Festival Fund Open House with YOU in mind. We’ve asked Cassie Stockamp, president of the Athenaeum Foundation, to discuss cultural event fundraising, and Mark Henderson of the Latvian Community Center to discuss collaborating with other cultural organizations to make your event a success.
During the Open House, you’ll have the opportunity to network with peers striving to make our community a better place and ask Festival Fund administrators (including yours truly) any questions you may have about your application. Best of all, this event is free to the public.
So, my only question to you is “what are you waiting for?!” Just do it! Lay down the groundwork for the cultural event you’ve been dreaming of planning. Or if you’re not quite ready to plan an event of your own, come to the Open House to network with people who may need your expertise to get their event off the ground.
Together, we can make 2018 “The Year of Just Do It”. Register by clicking below.
By Logan Charlesworth, Marketing and Communications Manager