Wow, we received over 100 ERPA applications! A tremendous THANK YOU to each of the applicants for your entrepreneurial ambitions...and GOOD LUCK to you!!!
Over the past few months, through the course of the Town Hall and all six Invention and Information sessions, over 400 community stakeholders have already joined us at the ERPA table. The dialogue from each event, and all the chats in between, has been personally revitalizing for many. Several of those swooping by The Field today (completed application in hand) mentioned that the process of putting the application together was revitalizing in its own right. That's a real joy to hear. We know it's a lot of work to put yourself out there, and we appreciate your efforts and hope that the process was insightful and energizing for all.
Let's keep the conversation going here on the blog. For those who missed them, the full audio content from all three Invention Sessions is here...
Check out the following posts:
9/16/08 - Galapagos - Starving Artist: Fact or Fiction?
9/30/08 - Joe's Pub - No More Grants & Grandma
10/9/08 - Chez Bushwick - Artist or Cultural Entrepreneur
P.S. ERPA participants will be announced in mid-December. Please stay tuned for updates and add your own two cents in the meantime...yes, let's get bloggy!
PPS. Listen to WNYC's "Weekend Edition" this weekend for an interview with The Field staff about ERPA!!!