Session 1: Choices and Failures
In our first session we will look at strategies for choosing the right funding sources, explore what local and national funds are available, and work on outlining project goals. In order to learn from each other and create a space to openly discuss failure, we will have a discussion about projects and applications that were not successful in getting funding. We will also explore what to do with your project if you don't receive funding and other non-governmental funding/support options. Prior to starting the workshop, it will be useful to have in mind what kind of project you want to initiate so that you can gain more insight into whether you want to get artist development funding or project funding and what contextually specific grants are available.
Session 2: Writing and Structure
In the second workshop session we will be learning strategies for structuring and writing grants. We will learn about how to time the preparation and start of your project so that it corresponds with different grant deadlines and decision making timelines. We will work on: strategies for preparing a concise and coherent project statement and artist statement; developing a budget for the project and understanding the language of the budget; and how to structure the application so that it aligns with your own goals and the goals/criteria of the fund. We will wrap up the workshop with an open discussion on specific questions or concerns that may have come up during the two sessions.
Places are limited, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to enroll and if you have any questions. Fee: 25€ (cash only).