Free Money?: Art Grants Demystified
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Wednesday, November 17, 5:00-6:30 pm MT
with Erin Elder
For artists and arts professionals, grants can be mysterious, overwhelming, inspiring, and at times necessary. Join Erin Elder for a deep dive into the real world of arts funding. Together we’ll demystify the process of finding, applying for, and managing grants. We’ll discuss how to assess a grant’s potential relevance or impact and tips for making a strong application. Whether you’re simply curious about art grants or actively seeking funding for a current project, this workshop offers a balance of realism, pragmatism, and encouragement for funding your biggest creative intentions.
Erin Elder (she/her) is an independent curator and consultant with more than twenty years of experience supporting artists. Having worked in commercial, academic, non-profit, and experimental settings, and with a studio practice of her own, Erin understands many of the challenges facing contemporary artists in the U.S. In 2015, she launched Gibbous, which offers professional services for committed artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Through confidential, one-on-one, customized support, hundreds of artists meet their potential with authenticity and professionalism.
Erin has secured funding for many of her own independent and institutional projects, including two grants from National Endowment for the Arts and two years of institutional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She has received three grants through the Warhol regional regranting program and was a three-time semi-finalist for Creative Capital support. Grantwriting is a favorite activity and one of the many services she provides as part of Gibbous where she has helped win support for artists ranging from local art awards to international fellowships and national art prizes to funding for projects, research, and travel.
***Update effective 11/08/21***
Thanks to new sponsorship from the City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development, we can now offer free registration to any workshop for BIPOC artists! Five seats are reserved in each workshop except for the Instagram workshop, in which two seats are reserved.
BIPOC artists interested in free registration, please email email@example.com, request the Santa Fe Economic Development scholarship, and indicate which sessions you are interested in. We will register you in the Zoom webinar with no questions asked until all seats are filled.