Wednesdays, February 17, 24, March 3, 10 | 6 – 8pm
Zoom Workshop | $40 to participate
Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants
Grants play an important role in advancing the careers of working artists; funding exhibitions, studio space, and other projects…but what makes a grant application stand out? Understand the process and fine-tune your writing skills with help from this special Artist Toolbox workshop. Once you understand the methodology and construct your own toolbox, grant writing becomes speedy and easy.
Lead by Donna McNeil, this four-day workshop will take you through the steps of researching, writing, and selecting work samples along with an inside look at the jury process for a grant application. To make the most of your workshop experience, identify a project for which you would like financial support in advance. By the end of the workshop participants will leave with a submission-ready grant proposal!
Donna McNeil is the Founding Executive Director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. She is the former Director of the Maine Arts Commission and has spent her lifetime as an arts advocate in the for-profit, non-profit and government fields. She holds an undergraduate degree in painting from Syracuse University and a masters degree in art history from Harvard University as well as an honorary PhD from Maine College of Art where she was commencement speaker. She has curated numerous exhibitions, written two artists books, one which received the Excellence in Publishing Award from MWPA and served as juror and nominator on many panels including the NEA and MacArthur Awards.
The Artist Toolbox is made possible by major support from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation.