Performing artists like you are a great cause to work for!
You own excellence, the way businesses want their brands, products, and services understood and respected by the public at large.
And your entrepreneurial skills are the best anywhere.
You respond to strong demand across all demographics and generations of people, young and old, drawn to your unique performing arts creative art form.
Rather than a “captive” audience, these people are a captivated audience with all five senses firing away, primed to remember and love everything you do — including those who helped make it possible for them to see, hear, and feel your art.
That makes you valuable to the business community. Very valuable.
NPAFE helps you define that value to the business community. This expands the overall pool of funding available to performing artists way beyond the ever-dwindling amount offered up by government or foundation grants.
When you are supported with that funding, you add to society’s creativity and entrepreneurial excellence.
NPAFE believes hands down that your adding to society’s creativity and entrepreneurial excellence is a GREAT cause to support.
Especially when your creativity, your excellence, your tenacity, and your special skills at team-building help make it happen.
More than most, you have learned how to get past every workplace barrier that would otherwise limit creative just-in-time solutions for breaking down silos, overcoming “turf” barriers, and getting the toughest jobs done.
Every day, artists and performers like you, each craving applause and recognition, know you will look good on stage with your co-worker performers only if you help make them look good.
You know how to incentivize everyone on your team to feel the same way, and to act in the group’s best interests. Not just yours.
Better still, and more often than not, rather than simply leading a group down a path charted by someone else, you draw a brand new map that compels others to follow you. You inspire them to read and carefully follow the map you yourself have created as the way they together with you will achieve new greatness.
This “glory” does not come easy. Each day tons of grinding responsibility, including bottom-line financial accountability, fall squarely on your shoulders. And with your success never assured, what happens if the jury comes back with a verdict that you fell short of the mark?
You climb back on the horse.
This special skill at tenacity and teaming for unit success is in critical short supply in business, government, academia, and not-for-profits. There, turf and siloing reign supreme, day-in and-day-out, as one of the three top obstacles to organizational success.
When they support you, you offer Corporate America the opportunity to learn how to build turf-free, silo-free collaboration, one of the most compelling benefits they receive when investing time and money in the performing arts.
And in you!
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The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20009-7258
Mo-Fr: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM; often on weekends so call or email for times
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