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SmartSimple was born in the winter of 2002 at the University of Toronto, the brain child of Michael Reid and Keith Yau.

Our first office was located in Toronto, Canada, with three employees, five users and one client.

Making Creative Connections In Denver With Americans For The Arts

Making Creative Connections In Denver With Americans For The Arts

 
 SmartSimple Business Analyst, Megan Keogh and SmartSimple Project Coordinator, Sinead McInerney connecting with AFTACON Attendees. Photo by Sylvain Gaboury

SmartSimple Business Analyst, Megan Keogh and SmartSimple Project Coordinator, Sinead McInerney connecting with AFTACON Attendees. Photo by Sylvain Gaboury

 

Last week, SmartSimple was an exhibitor at the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) 2018 Annual Convention. For over 60 years, the AFTA Annual Convention has brought together the movers and shakers of the arts industry, including advocates and funders.

“This was our second year exhibiting at this dynamic and creative event,” says Geoff Cook, Marketing Specialist at SmartSimple. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our team to learn more about the arts community and see what the latest trends, challenges, and strides artists are making across the country.”

 
 Exciting festivities happening at AFTACON. Photo by Megan Keogh, SmartSimple Business Analyst

Exciting festivities happening at AFTACON. Photo by Megan Keogh, SmartSimple Business Analyst

 

This year’s 4-day event brought more than 1,000 arts professionals to discuss arts education, cultural diversity, developing arts programs and events in local communities and more. Daily learning sessions focused on a series of core themes, including the value of artistic endeavors, community partnerships, and investing in the arts.

“During the last few years, arts funding has become a more prevalent topic. Fortunately, there are a wide range of both public organizations and private foundations providing grants for a range of artistic initiatives,” says Megan Keogh, SmartSimple Business Analyst.

“To meet the unique needs of the arts community, SmartSimple created a flexible, easy-to-use Arts Grants Management solution that provides an end-to-end process for every stage of their awards process. We were excited to bring it along and share it with AFTA attendees. Our goal is to help arts grants administrators more easily manage applications, adjudications, and awards.”

 
 Photo by Sylvain Gaboury

Photo by Sylvain Gaboury

Learn more about our Arts and Culture grant process solutions by contacting us today

 

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