Grantwriting for Artists: Four-Part Workshop
This workshop, led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, is open to artists working across all disciplines who have a project in development and are ready to start the grant application process. Over four weeks, you will gain confidence in your fundraising and proposal writing abilities and develop a solid road map to begin the process. We’ll review the specific components of a proposal, how to convey ideas visually, and strike a balance between the big broad brushstroke ideas and small details that make your project come alive on the page. We’ll also cover the most common mistakes made when writing grant fundraising proposals and how to avoid them. A central goal of the workshop is to gain an understanding of how to incorporate fundraising and proposal writing into your artistic practice so that it becomes an organic step in moving your current and future projects forward.
Throughout the workshop, artists will work on their initial draft proposal. In-between these sessions, participants will meet using an online forum to share their work and provide feedback to one another. By the end of the workshop, you should come away with a comprehensive framework for proposal writing as well as an initial draft proposal and a sense of confidence and direction to move forward.
Tracie will be joined by Creative Capital Awardee Kristina Wong to offer her perspective as a performing artist.
Part 1: Tuesday, January 26, 7-8:30pm ET
Part 2: Tuesday, February 2, 7-8:30pm ET
Part 3: Tuesday, February 9, 7-8:30pm ET
Part 4: Tuesday, February 16, 7-8:30pm ET
ASL interpretation and live-captioning are available for this event. Please contact [email protected] to request either or both of these services for free. At least three business days in advance are needed to secure these services.
Additional one-on-one consultations
After the workshop series concludes, participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for an additional one-on-one consultation with Tracie Holder. Consultations are 45-minutes long and take place by phone or video conference. The price is $90. 15 sessions will be made available.
This online workshop series will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with all registered participants after the workshop concludes, regardless of whether a participant attends the live workshop.
About Tracie Holder
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker and producer who runs Means of Productions, a consulting company that works with artists on their grant writing and funding strategy. A 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, Holder leads workshops, tutors and serves on juries at international pitching and training sessions. She is widely regarded as a “go-to” person and all-round resource for artists seeking US funding, having raised more than $3 million her own projects. Holder was a longtime consultant to Women Make Movies and served as the Development & Funding Strategist for Abby Disney’s Fork Films. She is a former board member of NY Women in Film and grant panelist for national and local funders. She co-directed/produced Joe Papp in Five Acts, (Tribeca Film Festival, PBS/ American Masters). Producing credits include Grit, (Hot Docs/POV) and The Quiet Zone, and One Person, One Vote? both in production. Holder was recently awarded one of four NEH production grants for The People’s Will, a feature documentary, which she is directing.
About Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and elected representative of Koreatown Los Angeles. She received the Creative Capital Award in 2006 to create “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”– a show exploring the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women. Her national tour of “Kristina Wong for Public Office” about her run and win for local elected office was sidelined by the pandemic, she pivoted to touring “Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Empire” on Zoom about how in ten days she went from out of work artist to the Factory Overlord of the Auntie Sewing Squad, a national network of people of all genders who have turned our living rooms into homemade mask sewing “sweatshops” because of the failure of the Federal Government to provide proper PPE to essential workers and vulnerable communities. In the “Before Times,” Kristina toured her award winning solo shows internationally, was a guest on late night television, and created the kids web series “Radical Cram School.” www.kristinawong.com
Questions? Please contact Creative Capital at [email protected].