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Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - Grantwriting Basics for Individual Artists - SF

6:00 PM, April 29, 2015

Topic: Fundraising

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Grantwriting Basics for Individual Artists 

Now, more than ever, artists are looking for grant opportunities to support their artistic endeavors. Writing your first grant proposal can be a daunting experience and there are few resources for individual artists when it comes to grantwriting. By breaking down local individual artist applications into manageable components, this 3-hour workshop will improve your overall ability to write grants and help you to create skeleton language you’ll be able to adapt to any grant proposal. (Information synthesized from Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure, Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H, Queer Cultural Center’s Creating Queer Community, San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Commission and Center for Cultural Innovation’s Investing In Artists grant programs).

About the Workshop Leaders:

Kevin Seaman is a multidisciplinary artist and arts administrator with over 10 years of experience in working with Bay Area arts communities. As the current General Manager for the Queer Cultural Center, Kevin oversees the operations of the organization as well as the Creating Queer Community program, an artist leadership program that commissions artists to produce new events and gives them the skills they need to ensure their events are artistically and financially successful. Kevin previously worked with the San Francisco Foundation’s Art & Culture program for 6 years and has served as a panelist for the San Francisco Arts Commission, City of Berkeley Civic Arts Grants and the Endeavor Foundation for the Arts. He has led workshops in grantseeking and collaborative collaboration as well as bringing the Bay Area queer arts community to the attention of national funders by co-facilitating Queering the Arts: Aesthetics and Economies at the Grantmakers in the Arts annual 2012 conference. He has performed and exhibited in venues throughout the Bay Area, has been commissioned by RADAR Productions and the OFFCENTER and has received grants from the Endeavor Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Beatrice Thomas is a grants consultant, multi-disciplinary artist, & performer. She has worked in a variety of philanthropic, curatorial, educational and community based positions for the City of San Francisco, the City of Austin, Austin Community College and local galleries and non-profits. Ms. Thomas participates regularly as a juror, panelist and speaker on a range of topics including: grant strategy, queer arts, public art, and cultural equity. Her career in the arts has included serving as Program Officer for San Francisco's Cultural Equity Grants program and Program Manager for First Night Austin, an interdisciplinary, urban, arts festival, as well as, chairing the Austin Art and Public Places Panel. She is dedicated to integrating exceptional art into meaningful public experience. Ms. Thomas received her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and a Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Texas, where she participated in the Land Arts of the American West program. Her super powers include: critical thinking, grant consultation, relationship building, partnerships, and connecting the dots.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost: $50

Enrollment is limited to 24 students.

*To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy:
 Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.