Fiscal Sponsorship: What is it and who is it for?
Led by Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Executive Director of Fresh Arts
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., #B11, Houston, TX 77007
** Entry available at the door
What is Fiscal Sponsorship? Do I qualify and how do I apply?
For artists and collectives, the skillsets and time needed to manage a nonprofit are in constant conflict with the focus required to create work. Fiscal Sponsorship is designed to support worthy art projects spearheaded by artists and collectives existing outside of traditional nonprofit models. A fiscal sponsor lightens the administrative burden for artist projects by eliminating the need to form a new board of directors, by streamlining processes, and by minimizing overhead costs. Join us and learn more about Fiscal Sponsorship and see if you qualify for fiscal sponsorship for your upcoming creative project.
Deadline: before noon, Tues., May. 26
$5/members :: $10/non-members
Late registration: (after noon, Tues., May. 26th or at the door)
$10/members :: $20/non-members
NOTE: While this workshop is open to artists and collective working in any medium.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
A native of Houston, Jenni Rebecca Stephenson has been a student of dance and theatre, as well as vocal and instrumental music. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, Jenni Rebecca studied vocal performance with Katherine Ciesinski and received her bachelors of music from the Moores School of Music. She was a frequent soloist with the Moores Concert Chorale and performed such musical theatre/opera roles as Carla (Nine), Jenny Diver (Threepenny Opera), the Baroness (Barber’s Vanessa), and Arcetro (Peri’s Euridice with Ars Lyrica). Jenni Rebecca later received her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at UH, where she directed for the Stuart Ostrow Musical Theatre Collaboration and the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop, as well as three full-length operas at the Moores Opera Center: The Impresario, La finta giardiniera, and Die Fledermaus. Additionally, she has served as assistant director for The Ebony Opera Guild at Miller Outdoor Theatre under Buck Ross and Theatre Under The Stars.
In 2006, Jenni Rebecca co-founded Nova Arts Project, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to recreating classics and inspiring new works. With Nova, Jenni Rebecca directed Antigone in Oedipus3, as well as The Joy Luck Club, a collaboration between the Asian Pacific-American Heritage Association and the Houston Public Libraries for the NEA’s Big Read Campaign. As a performer, she has appeared in the roles of Gertrude (Hamlet), Last Day Girl/Ma/Fran (TempOdyssey), and Lady Lillian Loveworthy in Love Loves a Pornographer. In 2009, Nova's founders won one of the first annual Houston Press MasterMind Awards for the company's work. After working in development for Theatre Under the Stars, Jenni Rebecca joined Spacetaker as Managing Director and was named Executive Director in 2010. In 2011, she initiated and navigated a successful merger between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition, ushering in a new era for the combined organization-- now known as Fresh Arts. Along with her Fresh Arts responsibilities, she regularly contributes to LOCAL Magazine, as well as blogs with the Houston Chronicle (City Brights Blogs), as well as serves on the programming committee for Discovery Green, the advisory board for the UH Honors College and the community council for Legacy Community Health Services.