I’m Julie Gillis, an Oregon based producer and development professional who has specialized in fundraising, communication, and storytelling events for over 22 years. Think of me as a midwife to get your creative idea, campaign, or project into the world where it can make a difference-now.
I consult with vulnerability, compassion and humor as my clients forge the most impactful narrative in their work-topics ranging from theater, film, death and dying, sexuality and gender, anti-racism and human rights.
As well, I am an artist with over 30 years of experience in film, theater, and comedy, producing events that merge artistic expression and cultural change. I understand the creative process and how important funding is to that process.
I’ve curated over seven years of community storytelling events in Austin, Dallas, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boulder, Edmonton Alberta, and Saskatoon Saskatchewan. I produced the only women’s comedy festival in Texas, Ladies Are Funny Festival for six years and was a founding steering committee member of 14/48 Austin: The Worlds Quickest Theater Festival.
I’ve consulted with and supported non-profit organizations such as Lotus Rising Project, Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland Children’s Theatre, Twin Heroes Productions, Collaborative Theatre Project, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Salvage Vanguard Theater, The Vortex Rep, The Woodhull Foundation, Lilith Fund, NARAL Pro Choice Texas, New Leaders Council Austin, Shift Stigma, the UT Gender and Sexuality Center, Queerbomb and the Day of the Dead Race.
In addition, I’ve provided fundraising consulting with the following film and theater projects Let Go And Love Tour, Tightly Wound, Windows, Duels, The Territory, and The Reluctant Radical. Finally, I’ve worked with companies doing truly cutting edge and innovative work such as Zeal, Tilton River Films, and The Renaissance Project.
As a speaker, I’ve presented talks on storytelling, diversity, public speaking, fundraising, and creativity at SXSW, TED X Great Hills, Southern Oregon University, The University of Texas at Austin, Woodhull Foundation, and have coached countless speakers and writers as they shared their projects onstage and off.
My mission is to help get your story out of you, into the world, with a community and the funds to help it thrive.
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