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The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and gener8tor today announced a partnership to run an emergency one-week virtual program for artists affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This free program is an extension of the Fellowship.art program currently offered in Milwaukee through a partnership between the organizations and other donors in the community.
“We are honored to provide continued support to the creative community. Their dedication to Milwaukee, including its youth, is incentive for us to ensure they receive financial and social support during this challenging time,” says Nyra Jordan, Social Impact Investment Director from the American Family Institute.
Starting April 13th and running through April 17, Fellowship.art, The Institute and gener8tor will offer a one-week virtual accelerator program designed to help artists identify, understand and secure resources to withstand the current crisis. Artists wishing to enroll in the Emergency Response Program are requested to visit https://fellowship.art/emergency-response to register. The registration deadline is Sunday, April 12 at 11:59pm CT. There will be a limited number of office hours slots, which will be made available to individuals who register for the webinars on a first-come, first-served basis. Webinars will run Monday through Friday and last for one hour.
As part of the program, participants will be invited to lunchtime webinars presented by experts in the following topics:
- Step-by-step process of determining eligibility, applying for financial support from various organizations;
- Mental health and wellness resources;
- COVID-19, your health, and insurance;
- Arts Administration: Boosting your online presence
- How to set up an LLC
In addition to the webinars, the ERP will include dedicated, daily one-on-one consultations for artists to virtually meet with Fellowship.art team members. The goal of the calls is to help artists identify, understand, and engage with resources to help them during the COVID-19 crisis. Each artist is currently dealing with different struggles due to the crisis, so the Fellowship.art team will be working one-on-one with each individual to address these specific issues.
“The arts community needs support during these difficult times,” says Maureen Ragalie, Director of Fellowship.art. “Many artists are small business owners or freelancers whose sources of income have dried up because of the COVID-19 crisis. They need help accessing resources to help sustain their livelihoods through this crisis.”
Fellowship.art is a 12-week accelerator program for visual artists. Fellowship.art helps artists achieve greater success by providing the support and mentorship needed to maintain a sustainable practice and navigate the industry.
About The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
The Institute is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in America.
The Institute invests in companies working to provide economic opportunity for all, to build resilient communities, to create healthy youth development and to increase learning and academic achievement. It is based in Madison, Wisconsin and can be found on AmFamInstitute.com/.
gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects entrepreneurs (startup founders, artists, and musicians), investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships.
gener8tor is a nationally-ranked, GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project: http://seedrankings.com.