Application Form: Deadline 12/8/2018 at 9:00pm (PST)
We will be reviewing applications and inviting participants to enroll until all available slots are filled. If we reach full capacity prior to the deadline, we will notify all applicants via email. Additional individuals may be approved and placed on a waiting list in case initial enrollees are unable to confirm their participation.
Session 1: Open to All Artists (general info) (Conducted in-person)
Introduction to grants available to artists, with a focus on government-funded grants (national, state, regional and local). This will include an overview of current and upcoming grant opportunities for individual artists, arts organizations and other nonprofits that provide arts programming. During this session, we would provide attendees with an overview of the program, eligibility requirements,* and the link to the online application.
Session 2: “Creating, Collaborating and Presenting” (May be via live webinar or in-person)
Hands-on” workshop for artists to develop a 12-month plan to pursue grant funding opportunities. This session will instruct them to how and where to pursue resources to support: the creative development of artistic works, initiate and build collaborative partnerships with schools, community organizations and businesses, and pursuing and securing opportunities to present* their works (*performances, exhibits and/or production of literary multimedia works). During this session, artists will identify at least one funding source that they will pursue. Each participant will prepare the initial outline and checklist of everything needed to complete the selected grant application.
Session 3: “Preparing the Grant Application” (Conducted in-person)
We will provide technical assistance and mentoring to help artists complete and submit an initial grant application to an appropriate funding source. This will include guidance on how to create MOU’s to collaborate with other artists and/or organizations.
Session 4: “Developing Your Project Budget” (May be via live webinar or in-person)
Participants will learn how to develop budgets for specific artistic projects, as well as how to develop an annual budget to support the 12-month plan. This session will also introduce practical options for recordkeeping and accounting needed to prepare interim and final reports to funders; artists will also need this information to prepare and report for state and federal tax purposes.
Session 5: “Submitting the Grant & Next Steps” (Conducted in-person)
Each participant will submit a completed grant application to a funding source. Participants will also proceed with preparing an outline and checklist to proceed with the preparation and submission of the next grant noted on their respective 12-month plans.