The Basics of Building a Grant w/ Yara Liceaga-Rojas

The Basics of Building a Grant w/ Yara Liceaga-Rojas

This is a 3-part introductory-level series. Participants may register for all sessions or select the topic most relevant to them.

Part 1: Project Development & Where to Find Grants (November 15)
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Part II: Getting Your Materials Ready & Writing (November 22)
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Presented in partnership with the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Part III:  Building a Project Budget & Addressing Financial Trauma (November 29)
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Grants and other written proposals can feel daunting without a plan. In part one of this workshop, participants will learn about developing an appropriate project for the appropriate funder and where and how to search for opportunities. In part two, Yara will cover the basic building blocks that make up a proposal, including how to get organized, what the review process looks like from the inside, and how to persevere through rejection. The last workshop of the series focuses on a project’s monetary and non-monetary needs and how to build a corresponding proposal budget. Participants will discuss how to set artist fees, as well as the barriers – financial trauma, the devaluing of the arts, and systemic inequities – that come into play when we build our own project budgets. Participants will leave empowered to fight for their worth and prepared to take advantage of creative opportunities. Based between Boston and Puerto Rico, Yara Liceaga-Rojas is a writer, performer, and independent grant-writer who works in both English and Spanish. A4A’s fundraising & marketing manager, Molly Rideout, will be a guest speaker for this workshop, as both a professional grant-writer and practicing artist.

Suitable for artists of all disciplines. 15 participants max.

Priority to Berkshire County (MA). Open to artists across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

This workshop will be recorded! If you’re unable to attend the live session, you can still register via Zoom and, if approved, we’ll send you a link to access the recording after the workshop is complete.

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