Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)’s Creative Entrepreneurs Series is a series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and understanding the grants process. Each interactive workshop is facilitated by an expert WALA volunteer, and includes livestream access, supporting materials, and ample time for audience Q&A.

This presentation and Q & A with Paul Marengo, Promethean Fundraising – CEO will cover the basics of finding, understanding, and applying for grants.

Paul Marengo is the CEO of Promethean Fundraising, a small boutique consulting firm that helps grassroots organizations become more competitive fundraisers. Mr. Marengo has 25+ years in non-profit organizational development. In his career, Paul has been the Festival Director for DC Film Alliance, the Asian Pacific American Film Festival as well as the Volunteer Coordinator for DC Independent Film Festival, DC Underground Film Festival, Reel Affirmations, and now FilmFestDC.  Further adding to his resume, Paul has been the event manager for organizations such as the Guerilla Film Festival and Reel Affirmations as well as a Theater Manager for the Washington Jewish Film Festival. Lastly, Paul has been a film judge for the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Washington West Film Festival, and Smart Philm Festival.

Attention Arlington Artists: To help you manage the impacts of the pandemic, Arlington Arts will underwrite the workshop fee for Arlington-based artists and performers (free tickets subject to availability). To register, click here.

This event is offered in partnership with Arlington Arts. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
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Arlington Public Library
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