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Assets for Artists


Assets for Artists is currently seeking applications for artist-entrepreneurs for their Matched Savings Program. Assets for Artists’ matched savings program is an innovative support model that helps artists strengthen their creative practice and grow its long-term sustainability. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing their business plan.

Assets for Artists is also sponsoring a series of Professional Development workshops in November and December.

Profiles of past participants are available, and a detailed overview of the Matched Savings Program for 2015 and the Professional Development Series for fall 2015 can be found on the Assets for Artists website. Applications for both programs are due by October 23, 2015.

Assets for Artists is a partnership between MASS MoCA (, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (, the Midas Collaborative (, and local partners in other communities, with funding for slots for Lowell artists from the federal Assets for Independence program, the Cultural Organization of Lowell, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (

For all questions about the Assets for Artists pre-application process or the program in general, contact Brianna Halpin, Program Associate at MASS MoCA at

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