Guide to Getting Arts Grants

Guide to Getting Arts Grants

Ellen Liberatori

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1581154569

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Guide to Getting Arts Grants

Ellen Liberatori

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1581154569

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Get that arts grant and be more independent! In this book, artists and arts groups will find all they need to know to support themselves through grants and special projects. This expert guide, written by an insider who has been on both the grant-making and the grant-writing side of the arts, shows readers how to assess their personal strengths and set goals to pursue their dreams. Hands-on examples and how-to exercises are provided for every situation: from creating artists’ statements, to writing letters, fellowship applications, and arts-organization applications, to being ready for that all-important site visit. Online resources, tips on portfolio and personal prep, and information about the inner workings of boards and how to handle the yes, the no, and the maybe make this the complete guide to getting that arts grant.
• More than 66,000 foundations give grants—this book helps artists get them • Unique exercises from an insider, plus upbeat, positive approach • Focuses on personal preparation for applying for and getting a grant

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work in, 43—44 specific requirements for, 45 support materials submitted in, 44—45 white space in, 45 work samples submitted in, 37, 43—45 professional artist basic elements and tools of, 16—17, 30—33 process and, 30 public grant application, 114—118, 154—173. See also application process; National Endowment for the Arts application form and exercises for, 162—168 artist residencies and, 169—171 decision making process after, 248—249 grant agreement after approval of, 249—250 state

challenge area, don’t worry. Choose one or two, anyway. Write a goal statement for each of these. ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Career Development For this exercise, write a goal statement focusing on the areas of time management, networking, and community outreach. Other areas you can focus on may be balance of work and

grantmaker, such as the National Philanthropy Conference, to civic action forums hosted by arts advocacy groups. Some communities have well-established philanthropy forums that help nonprofit organizations build capacity. These include breakfast talks for nonprofit managers, directors, fundraisers, and other staff. Even if you are not employed or associated per se with a nonprofit organization, these meetings may be open to the public and the content may help you increase your knowledge base.

nervous sometimes and each of us has a trigger for extra nerves, so be aware of this and try practicing what you are going to say. If you are not a natural at this, you will be over time; it is all a matter of practice The following sample calls will help you in your initial approach. Many of you may be very comfortable with the first two call types, yet the third challenges even the most experienced development officer. Sample Call to Obtain an Annual Report and Guidelines This request may be

on call during the meeting. Likewise, be sure to review the annual report of the philanthropic agency you’re meeting with, or visit its Web site if one exists. You’ll likely uncover some additional information about the foundation’s funding strategies and priorities. 3. Talk and listen carefully during the site visit. “Site visits are where the real connections happen,” says Karen Starr, senior program officer for the Otto Bremer Foundation. After putting everyone at ease, Starr likes to

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