Press Release: Atlanta Artists to Receive Greater Access to Entrepreneurship Training

Today we’re excited to announce new grant funding from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, through their Marketplace Empowerment for Artists program. This morning we sent out a press release to make the announcement:

ATLANTA, GA, October 15, 2013 – Atlanta-based non-profit arts service organization, C4 Atlanta Inc, announces the receipt of a two-year, $50,000 grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation to support Ignite, a program to promote professional arts practice in Atlanta. The grant is provided as part of the Tremaine Foundation’s Marketplace Empowerment for Artists (MEA) program.

“This grant from the Tremaine Foundation is a significant affirmation of C4 Atlanta’s work and mission,” said Jessyca Holland, Executive Director of C4 Atlanta. “We are proud to now join an extraordinary group of universities and arts organizations that receive funding through the MEA program.”

Ignite is an eight-week training seminar that helps artists build sustainable businesses around their creative offerings. Funding from the Tremaine Foundation will help support C4 Atlanta cover the costs of curriculum development, training, facilitation, and marketing for Ignite.

C4 Atlanta will also begin offering, “Ignite Lite,” a brief training session to promote the importance of business planning in the arts. Colleges, Universities and local arts groups are encouraged to contact Deborah Sosower, Program Manager, at deborah@c4atlanta.org, to schedule a session.

About C4 Atlanta

C4 Atlanta Inc. is a non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to connect arts entrepreneurs to the people, skills and tools they need to build a successful artistic career in metro Atlanta. The organization was founded in July 2010 in response to a growing need for business services for Atlanta’s arts community. C4 Atlanta’s initial program offerings are geared toward creating a new foundation of sustainability for arts and culture in the Atlanta region.

About the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) is a family foundation established in 1986 by Emily Hall Tremaine. Based in Connecticut, the Foundation seeks to promote innovative solutions to basic and enduring problems in the United States through grantmaking programs related to art, environment, and learning disabilities. In addition to annual grantmaking, the Foundation also hosts periodic convenings of non-profit organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders to facilitate collaboration among sectors to achieve common goals.

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