Resources & Services

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CONSULTING + COACHING

Surala Consulting is a boutique company specializing in strategic fundraising solutions. Founder/Director Sara Juli uses years of a proven and tested track record in fundraising to assist arts organizations and individual artists on the multiple avenues and nuances of fundraising including individual giving, grant-writing, donor cultivation, special events, Board of Directors training and more. suralaconsulting.com 

Fran Kirmser, a two time Tony Award Winner, has worked for over fifteen years producing, promoting and fundraising for dance and theater. Through Fran Kirmser Productions, she has helped hundreds of performing artists and projects to stage, including Shen Wei Dance Arts at Lincoln Center Festival, Doug Varone and Dancers, Dance Brazil and Pascal Rioult Dance Theater at the Joyce Theater, Donna Uchizono at Dance Theater Workshop, Tiffany Mills Company at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Lucinda Childs at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Ellis Wood Dance at Symphony Space. Contact: fran@kirmserponturo.com
 
Edward McKeaney offers consulting in producing, fundraising and special events to individual performing artists and companies, with a special focus on theater.  He served as the Director of Development & External Relations for Elevator Repair Service Theater from 2011-2013, the General Manager of The Wooster Group from 2008-2011 and the Director of Special Events at BAM from 2005-2008. He's also been the Managing Producer for PearlDamour and Banana Bag & Bodice, and Director of Development at Abingdon Theatre Company. Before moving to New York, he spent many seasons at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. Contact: emckeaney@gmail.com

HAP'nings now inc. is an organic business coaching and consulting firm that works holistically to assist small arts organizations reach their maximum potential by helping them create and implement strategies in marketing, business planning, organization development, fund-raising and increasing earned income streams. Field Members receive 10% off services. hapningsnow.com 

Pele Bauch Dance Dramaturgy: Pele’s focus as a dance dramaturg is to help movement artists achieve their vision. She provides detailed comments and analysis which artists find helps them gain clarity on their work and see their choices. Rehearsals are then more fruitful and productive, saving valuable time and money. 15% discount for Field Members. pelebauch.org/dance-dramaturgy 

OTOA Creative Life Practice Private Coaching (CLP)™ offers exceptional and practical benefits for creative thinkers in every field and in any discipline. For both artist and non-artists alike. Creative Life Practice Private Coaching offers care, context, support and encouragement for a more unified sense of self. All sessions are held on Skype or FaceTime with OTOA CLP Founder, Master Teacher & CLP Coach, Gia Forakis. First Session: $75 (2 hrs.) Regular Session: $50. (1hr. minimum) Members of The Field receive a 10% discount. For information, visit www.OneThoughtOneAction.com | Gia4akis@gmail.com. Write "OTOA" in Subject of your email.


INSURANCE RESOURCES 

C&S International Insurance Brokers, Inc. represents a vast spectrum of theatrical clientele from showcases, handled by its Event Insurance Division, to Broadway Shows and International Tours, theatres and all other types of venues used for public entertainment; rehearsal studios; and entertainment offices. For more information or to purchase a policy, contact Amanda Rivera at amandar@csins.com or call 800-257-0883. csins.com 

Since 2006, the Arts Insurance Program division of Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc. has serviced and supported the insurance needs of the arts community. We work with your company to determine your needs and develop products to fulfill those needs. Working with the Arts Insurance Program team means getting access to licensed insurance professionals without any additional fees or costs. Through our carrier partners, we can offer many types of insurance products and craft a program specific to your needs as an artist. Art organizations of all disciplines and genres are able to find comprehensive, aggressively priced insurance packages. Contact Meghan Shriver at mshriver@mdpins.com or 410-547-3183. artsinsuranceprogram.com


HEALTHCARE

The Freelancers Union is a national organization that offers Dental, Health, Life and Retirement and insurance policies. Membership in Freelancers Union is free. freelancersunion.org

Under The Affordable Care Act, The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. healthcare.gov/get-coverage

The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts is a new medical care provider for New York City’s entertainment community. Operated in partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors and conveniently located in Times Square, The Friedman Health Center is the only health center in NYC solely focused on the particular health care needs of those who work in performing arts and entertainment. It offers primary and specialty care, expedited referrals within the Mount Sinai Health System, extended hours and continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage. The Friedman accepts most insurance plans, with free and unbiased health insurance enrollment and counseling available on site. actorsfund.org/HealthCenter 

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network invites the dance community to register for services including primary and preventive care, routine dental, mental health, OB/GYN, and eye/vision services. Founded upon former congressman William F. Ryan's belief that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a family of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers, which delivers medical care to diverse and underserved communities. The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is: dedicated to its patients, culturally sensitive, community-oriented, and linguistically diverse. Its goal is to ensure that everyone receives the most comprehensive care possible. www.ryancenter.org


SPACES

The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) rents out their theater for self-produced performances as part of BAX’s Visitors Program. The Theater at BAX is a full equipped 70-seat, 650 square foot theater in THE BAX BUILDING. In addition to the use of the theater, Visitors Program rentals includes box office services, lighting and sound equipment, and Technical Director who can serve as lighting designer. For more info on rates/policies, visit: thebuilding.bax.org/performanceMembers of The Field are eligible for a $100 discount with a 2 night run rental. Please contact Sara Roer, Operations Manager, at (718) 832-0018 or sara@bax.org and mention The Field's newsletter. 

NEW 42ND STREET Studios is a premier rehearsal space and performing arts complex designed to mirror the energy on the street below, and through its expansive glass walls, reveal the creative process at work.They are extending rehearsal hours into the evening and making space available more than four weeks prior to requests. Subject to availability, grant-subsidized discount space rental rates are open to Members of The Field; contact nancy@thefield.org for an affiliation letter. Request Form / www.new42studios.org/
 
New Dance Alliance provides subsidized rehearsal space at 182 Duane Street. NDA's space holds 35 years of inspiration and is conveniently located in the heart of Tribeca. The space is 23 feet x 30 feet with sprung wood floor and linseed oil finish, mirrors, curtain covers for mirrors, low-flying trapeze point, natural light, Wi-Fi and audio and video equipment. The space is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The rental rates are $8 per hour. You can view available slots on the Studio Calendar. There are cats on the premises. If you are allergic to cats - this is not the space for you. Sprung wood floor made possible through a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The rehearsal space receives support from New York State Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation. newdancealliance.org


LEGAL

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 3 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; and Advocacy. vlany.org  

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