Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A REQUEST FROM MARISA, DIRECTOR OF STARTING ARTISTS

Starting Artists, Inc. (SA) a community-based arts nonprofit inBrooklyn, is a finalist in the July Ideablob.com contest. Ideablob.com is a social-enterprise project run by Advanta credit cards and encourages entrepreneurs to enter their new business ideas to compete each month for a $10,000 cash prize. If the winning business is als oan Advanta customer, Ideablob.com will award it $20,000!

SA benefits under-served youth through hands-on training in thearts and entrepreneurship. Free after-school classes in the media artsand business inspire middle and high school youth to create arts-basedenterprises. SA would be able to fund more of these student-run businesses with the $20,000 of winnings from the Ideablob.com contest,which would have far-reaching positive benefits for Brooklyn,especially SA's immediate community of Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill,Boerum Hill, Park Slope, and Red Hook.

***Please visit: http://www.startingartists.org/ for more information.***

TO VOTE: go to http://www.ideablob.com/ and after completing a short registration (a valid email address is required) click on the VOTE button next to Starting Artists, Inc.

Thank you!
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