“An artist is somebody who produces things people don’t need to have” –Andy Warhol
While this may be true, art is a basic component of the very fabric of our society. And artists, just like the rest of us, have to live somehow. It’s no secret that art is a hard way to make a living, and an essential tool for every artist is the ability to write and submit a solid grant proposal. The idea of writing a grant may seem intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This course will break down grant writing into bite sized steps, and by the end you will have a completed grant you can be proud of. You will be guided every step of the way over eight modules, from finding the grant that is right for you, to writing and submitting your proposal.
Module One: Brush up your writing skills with a fun writing assignment designed to get you past the fear of having to reach in and talk about what is important to you.
Module Two: Begin to understand the why and how of finding and applying to grants. Learn what to expect in the process and what sort of outcomes are typical. Class participants will have access to a resource page.
Module Three: Get organized to begin the process of writing your grant proposal. Topics covered will include how to create a timeline from which to work during the entire process.
Module Four: Familiarize yourself with the guidelines and outline your grant proposal.
Module Five: Draft your grant proposal.
Module Six: Edit your proposal.
Module Seven: Cooling off period, final read through and revision, submit!
Module Eight: Review of process, results, final thoughts, prepping for the next grant
Brainard Carey has written three books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, and The Art World Demystified.
Carey interviews major and minor figures from all over the art world for Yale University radio. He is an educator and also an artist that has had major shows like The Whitney Museum Biennial and many others.