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Spectacle Creative Media is pleased to announce the recipients of our first ever Matching Service Grant. Spectacle Creative Media awarded two grants, one in each of the following categories: Women or Minority Owned Business and Arts & Entertainment.
“We’re excited to be working with these two amazing women and help their projects achieve new milestones,” said Spectacle Creative Media Owner & Publicist, Tamaryn Tobian. “We’re passionate about creating new opportunities for organizations and emerging businesses. The hard work of these entrepreneurs, non-profits, content creators, and small business owners is at the core of thriving communities.”
Women or Minority Owned Business Category
Triad Resource Group received a total Matched Service Grant Award valued at $2,400. These efforts will be dedicated to helping Triad Resource Group further their marketing and public relations efforts.
Triad Resource Group is a Chicago based, non-profit and social enterprise fund development & implementation firm. Lauren Dillon formed Triad Resource Group in 2012. Before starting Triad Resource Group, Dillon had served faith-based & social enterprise organizations in their fundraising efforts for over 8 years. She started Triad Resource Group to meet the specific fundraising needs of organizations. She is both a strategic partner and collaborator while surprising organizations with Triad Resource Group’s innovative, getting-into-the-trenches approach.
On being a grant recipient Dillon said, “We are passionate about resourcing the emergent non-profit and social enterprise. All our operations, methodologies, and thinking are focused on this market segment. We recently experienced some company-wide ‘wins’ that reinforce our belief that there is still a long way to go in properly resourcing this market segment and that indicate it’s time to take our services to the masses. We believe Spectacle Creative Media can assist us in getting to that point.”
Arts & Entertainment Category
Mary Brodbeck received a total Service Grand valued at $5,200. These efforts will be divided between building her a new website as well as developing strategic marketing and publicity efforts around both her brand as an artist and her upcoming documentary, Becoming Made.
Mary Brodbeck specializes in Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Since learning this ancient art in Tokyo, from with Yoshisuke Funasaka in 1998, Brodbeck has earned international accolades for her woodblock prints depicting scenes of the Great Lakes. In 2011, Brodbeck embarked on something completely new – making her first film. Filmed in both Michigan and Japan, the documentary will feature demonstrations of Mary’s artistic process as well as conversations with her mentor, Funasaka.
“I am very excited to be a recipient of this grant,” said Brodbeck. I really love Japanese woodblock printmaking and can’t wait for my new film to be released so that I can share my passion with a larger audience. This grant, along with the Spectacle Creative Media team, will go a long way toward reaching my goals.”
On the future of this Matched Service Grant program Tobian said, “We’re pleased with the initial first steps in making these Matched Service Grants available. We’ll be evaluating the process as we work with these first grantees, but overall we’re very hopeful that this is something we can continue to offer in the future.”
More about Spectacle Creative Media’s Matched Service Grant
These grants are not cash grants. Rather, they are matching, in-kind service grants. Grants are awarded based on a number of factors and the Award Amount is based in part on the free market value of the services provided.
Applicants could apply under one of three categories: Women or Minority Owned Business, Arts and Entertainment (Business or Nonprofit), or a Nonprofit (501(c)3 designation). Qualifying businesses or organizations could be awarded up to $60,000 in matched, in-kind services. The maximum amount for each category was capped at $20,000.
Submissions are closed, but full rules can be read at www.spectaclecreative.com/grants