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FDDC Artisan Workshop: Artisan Fund Application Orientation @ Penobscot Nation/FDDC
March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan Fund Application:
Are you ready to develop your artistic entrepreneurship? Welcome to the Artisan Fund Grant Program! This grant was developed by Four Directions Development Corporation to support the artists and crafters who are looking to turn their passions into thriving small businesses. Along with the grant program, Four Directions will also provide technical assistance to ensure your success. In this first workshop, individual applicants will be guided in the application process.
This informational session will also provide details about eligible expenses, funding restrictions, crafting a proposal narrative, budget, evaluation criteria, and available grant amounts. You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Maine to participate. Also, must be a member of a federally recognized tribe.
Contact Preston Thomas with questions or to RSVP!
Small Business & PTAC Program Manager
20 Godfrey Drive, Unit7, Orono, ME 04473
Tel: (207) 866-6545 ext. 106
Plus, save the dates! Four Directions will host a variety of additional Small Business Workshops to help you grow your business.
Pricing Your Crafts: You’re a true artist and you’ve mastered your craft. It’s time to start selling! But, how much should you charge? Learn how to cover your costs and pay yourself!
May 9: Penobscot Nation (2-4 pm)
May 17: Passamaquoddy – Indian Township (11:30 am – 2:30 pm) & Pleasant Point (4-6 pm)
May 23: Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (1-3 pm)
Marketing Tips & Tricks: From business cards to brochures and beyond! What are some simple ways you can engage with potential customers? We will break down the most effective ways to begin to market your new business.
June 6: Penobscot Nation (2-4 pm)
June 13: Passamaquoddy – Indian Township (12-1 pm) & Pleasant Point (4-6 pm)
June 21: Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (2-4 pm)