Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Volunteer with Artifact! Grants Researchers Especially Needed.

If you are interested in being involved with Artifact, please email artifact109@yahoo.com. For the Fundraising Volunteer, please email Chana Morgenstern directly at chanamorgenstern@gmail.com.

Artifact is a community-driven venue for innovative writing in the Bay Area, including a monthly reading series, a chapbook press, and high school writing workshops. Get experience in arts non-profit organizing, events production, book layout, book production, and fundraising. Hang out with like minded writers and artists. We are a registered non-profit, so you can get college/grad credit for this.

Volunteer Descriptions:

Reading Series Volunteer:

The reading series volunteer will assist with planning, organizing, and setup for the monthly reading series. Possible responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with curating and publicity
  • Creating Flyers
  • Creating and sending announcements
  • Posting to blog/website
  • Checking email and responding (every 1-2 days)
  • Posting announcements for other events
  • Set up/Clean up

Publications Volunteer:

The publications volunteer will assist in layout, production and marketing of Artifact Press chapbooks. Possible responsibilities include:

  • Layout/Design- cover and internal
  • Meetings with designers
  • Proofreading
  • Send out orders/Flyers
  • Invoicing
  • Mailings
  • Website/blog updates
  • Publicity event planning
  • Distribution assistance


The fundraising volunteer will assist in research and writing grants to fund Artifacts various projects. Possible responsibilities include:

  • Web research grant databases such as The Foundation Center and NYFA.
  • Identifying grants that could possibly fund the reading series, small press, or classes we provide.
  • Phone calls and meeting with grant providers
  • Working with a team of writers to complete one or several grants.

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