Sunday, November 05, 2023

Writing a Stronger Grant Proposal: Tips and Procedures for Creating Effective Applications

 Writing a Stronger Grant Proposal:

Tips and Procedures for Creating Effective Applications
Elizabeth Ashe
Presented by The Washington Sculptors Group
Monday, November, 20, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 pm (on zoom)

Have you applied for a grant? Is it routine for you, or has a part of the process kept you from even trying? This panel will demystify the process. 

We will outline what to include and what to leave out. All grants are different, so we will describe criteria for deciding what grants may be right for you. We will discuss strategies for finding partnerships that strengthen your application, and when it is best to seek them. We investigate the specific local organizations that distribute grant money, such as the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, ArtsFairfax and Arlington Commission for the Arts. Most importantly we will help you rewrite normal art documents into strong narratives for grants.

About the Speaker

Liz Ashe began writing grants in 2018 when she was Administrative Director for Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF). She has received 20 grants to date, ranging from programs at ZCAF, to helping individual artists and other small nonprofits, to supporting her own studio work and curatorial projects. She earned her MFA in Creating Writing from Chatham University, and her MFA in Multidisciplinary Art from MICA. Liz works at the Katzen Arts Center at American University.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

This discussion will be recorded for posting on the WSG YouTube channel. Registration will be deemed consent to be recorded.

This panel discussion is part of WSG’s ongoing series of professional practices talks for artists.