1199Re: [Marbling] Digest Number 380
- Jun 23, 2002I'm a lurker on this group and a marbling enthusiast. I am currently trying
to figure out a good way to start marbling on my own (mostly issues of space
and confidence). I have spent two gloriously weeks at Arrowmont (four years
apart) marbling with Mimi Schleicher. I am enjoying this list and hearing
from the experts in the field.
As to the web alternatives. Yahoo suits me fine but I wouldn't be adverse to
joining something else and paying an annual fee. Given how many other things
I join, $25 would probably be a top figure. I am writing to caution setting
up a not for profit organization unless you're prepared for a good deal of
work. It also helps to have a lawyer involved. I believe the advance time
for getting 501C3 status is around six months if you really work at it. You
also need to have a board, etc. etc. Another option could be applying for
grants through another organization. There are often umbrella organizations
that are willing to let you apply and then they serve as your fiscal agent.
Sometimes they charge a fee for their administrative work.
I don't know of an organization off the top of my head that would work. It
would probably make sense if it's geographically located near the person who
will be doing the applying. Maybe a book or paperarts organization - perhaps
a university with such a program (universities I know ALWAYS charge an
overhead and it can be hefty).
Anyhow, thought I'd contribute since this is something I do know something
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