Grantwriting for Artists, with Tracie Holder


September 26, 2019 7:00-8:30PM (ET)



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Led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, this 90-minute online workshop covers all aspects of grantwriting for artists working in all disciplines with the goal of giving you confidence and a clear road map when applying for grants. We will cover the essential elements of proposal writing including how best to describe your work, create context, and make a compelling case for funding.

As an award-winning filmmaker, fundraising consultant and engagement campaign specialist currently working with Women Make Movies, Tracie has raised an impressive $2.4 million for her projects from a mix of government funders, private foundations and individuals. In this online workshop, she offers her tips about how to make grantwriting a part of your practice.

About Tracie Holder
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker, consultant, producer and film funding specialist. She is a 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, teaches at the New York Film Academy and leads workshops in the U.S. and abroad, 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 U.S. funding having raised more than $2.4 million for her own projects from a mix of government funders, private foundations and individuals. Clients include: Documentary Campus, European Documentary Network, Scottish Documentary Institute, Lisbon Docs, DocNomadsFirelight Media, Active Voice, DOC NYC, Creative Capital, Unions Docs, and the Made in NY Media Center, among others. Holder was a longtime consultant to Women Make Movies and most recently was the Development & Funding Strategist for Abby Disney’s Fork Films. She is a former board member of NY Women in Film & Television and Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and grant panelist for national and local funders. Holder is the co-producer/director/writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will broadcast nationally on PBS/American Masters in 2019. Her producing credits include Grit, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander, Executive Producer, Abby Disney (Hot Docs 2018); A Prince from Outer Space: Zeki Müren and The Quiet Zone both in production. She is currently developing Will of the People, a feature documentary about two rival productions of Macbeth in New York City in 1849 that led to a riot in which twenty-two people were killed and marked the first time in U.S. history in which American troops fired on American citizens.

This online workshop will be recorded. The recording will be shared with all previously registered participants after the online workshop concludes, regardless of whether participants attend the live workshop or not. The recording will be posted online indefinitely. It is not available for download.