Grant Writing for Artists Thursday April 13, 6:00-9:00 pm
Simple tools and principles from an artist who writes grants
I didn't sign up to be a grant writer. I wanted to be a choreographer. I discovered that, to make my work, I needed to find support. So I embarked on a painful learning process of trial and error, making every possible grant writing mistake. Eventually, I secured grants from funders like Creative Capital, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
I want to share with you everything I've learned. Based on 30 years of grant writing and art making, I will introduce artists to principles for writing simple, clear grants. No bull, just real-world tools for being an artist who writes grants.
As part of this workshop, we will all act as a “fake grant panel,” reading, scoring, and discussing actual artist grants.
Locally, Nationally, and Internationally Thursday April 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
Gigs don’t just happen. There are things you already do—and things you can do—to get shows, tours, residencies, commissions, artist talks, etc.
How do we find opportunities for our art? We will share doable, artist-centric tools for finding opportunities beyond your local community, opportunities that fit your work and mission. And we will hear from you what has worked and what hasn’t.
Strategies for Long-term Sustainability Thursday April 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
When we say artists have financial challenges, really we mean: revenue challenges. Most artists don’t have huge expense problems—we don’t spend money frivolously—we have income problems. In this workshop, we will debunk some revenue myths and look at our current revenue models as we work toward toward long-term financial stability and security. Artists who are creative and strategic about revenue thrive.
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