C.W. Shaver & Company Inc. has been awarded a contract from New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) to provide technical services and training to individual artists, arts-related businesses, and cultural organizations located below 14th Street that have been economically impacted by the World Trade Center disaster.

Services to be provided will include:

  • a series of workshops and print materials to provide current information about financing requirements and fundraising opportunities for affected individuals, businesses, and organizations;

  • one-on-one recovery financing and fundraising coaching sessions for affected individuals, businesses, and organizations; and,

  • work with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) to stabilize and financially strengthen its ability to respond to highly impacted cultural constituencies.

The Shaver Company will be coordinating with the LMCC to ensure that those individuals, organizations, and businesses working in all artistic disciplines are provided access to this program of technical assistance designed specifically to address the critical financial and fundraising issues facing the downtown arts and entertainment industry.

Individual artists, arts-related businesses, and cultural organizations located below 14th Street interested in any of these services should call the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at 212-219-9401, ext. 100.

The WTC Technical Assistance Program is part of the $700 million appropriation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available to assist in recovery efforts. The program is administered by Empire State Development Corporation.

C.W. Shaver & Company Inc. has served the financial and fundraising needs of artists, cultural institutions and community-based organizations for 45 years by providing professional expertise and assistance in cultural planning, management consulting, and fundraising counsel.

For 30 years, the LMCC has contributed to the quality of life in lower Manhattan and is a primary source of support services for artists and arts organizations downtown and throughout the diverse communities of Manhattan.

Contacts:

Carol Derfner
C.W. Shaver & Company, Inc.
Cultural Planners, Management Consultants, & Fundraising Counsel
654 Madison Avenue, Suite 1409
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-753-9125
Fax: 212-753-1995
E-mail: CWShaver@worldnet.att.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Deena Juras
212-219-9401

ESDC
Michael Marr
212-803-3740