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Introducing ArtUps! |

The Iowa Arts Council is pleased to announce a new series of professional development events presented for Iowa’s artists, arts organizations and communities. ArtUps provide online and in-person learning and networking opportunities to enhance the quality and capacity of the arts field in Iowa. View the upcoming schedule below and stay tuned for additional opportunities. The complete schedule with event descriptions can be found on the IAC website. Have a suggestion for an event or topic? Let us know!

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Webinar: Kickstarter How-To
2:00 PM, Thursday, November 20
Presented By: Victoria Rogers, Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects, available to everybody. From feature films to public murals and objects launched into outer space, creatives have funded a diverse set of projects, building community as they share stories. Over 71,000 projects have been successfully funded on Kickstarter. Victoria Rogers, Local Partnerships at Kickstarter, will share best practice regarding how to create a successful campaign. Tune in with your ideas and your questions! 
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Training: DIY Websites
1:00 PM, Saturday, November 22
Presented By: Scott Kubie

In-person workshop. Details coming soon. 
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Webinar: Fiscal Sponsorship
2:00 PM, Thursday, December 11
Presented By: Dianne Debicella, Fractured Atlas

Theresa Hubbard, Program Specialist for Fiscal Sponsorship at Fractured Atlas, will host a session designed for anyone who is interested in using fiscal sponsorship to fundraise including both individuals and emerging organizations. The session is designed to explore the benefits of Fiscal Sponsorship, and to use Fractured Atlas’s fiscal sponsorship program as a fundraising tool. The session will include an overview of fiscal sponsorship and how to apply, how to use the tools within the program, and an introduction to fundraising. 
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Webinar: Real Life Budgeting for Artists
2:00 PM, Thursday, January 15
Presented By: Choreographer Andrew Simonet

Led by choreographer Andrew Simonet. A practical look at budgeting for artists. Discusses misconceptions about money, four ways to improve your financial life this week, establishing life-long principles, determining your hourly rate, and creating a realistic project budget. Register Soon