Creative Capital Workshops and Info Sessions
Posted: Jan 13, 2021
January 26 – Grantwriting for Artists: Four-Part Workshop (online workshop)
When: January 26, 2021 7:00-8:30pm ET
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@example.com 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.
January 27 – Applying for the Creative Capital Award as a Performance-Based Artist (info session)
When: January 27, 2021 7:00-8:00pm ET
Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award. The award provides $50,000 in project funding, plus additional career development services—all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas. The application, opening February 2021, is free and open to artists working in all disciplines across the country.
Creative Capital staff will present an overview of the organization and answer questions about the application process, the type of work they support, and how to apply. This online session is free.
Creative Capital Awardee Erika Chong Shuch and Pia Agrawal, Curator of Performing Arts at the Momentary, will join us to share their insights about how to apply for a Creative Capital Award as performance-based artists.
The event will be recorded and available to watch after it airs. Artists will be able to submit questions live to the panelists.
ASL interpretation and live-captioning will be provided for this event.
Check out our website for more information about the application and the Creative Capital Award.
February 23 – Financial Well-Being for Artists (online workshop)
When: February 23, 2021 7:00-8:30pm ET
Led by Creative Capital Awardee Amy Smith, a working artist with expertise in bookkeeping, budgeting, tax preparation, and financial management, this workshop is designed to help you get ready to do your 2020 taxes and to make prudent financial decisions in 2021. Smith will provide an overview of our current pandemic economic conditions, expense tracking and taxes, credit, debt, emergency funds, and long-term savings. She will also discuss alternative forms of financial management, including systems for resource sharing, collective thinking, and financial self-determination. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any genre and at any point in their careers.
ASL interpretation and live-captioning may be requested for this event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request either or both of these services for free. At least three business days in advance are needed to secure these services.