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CCI- It's Just Capitalism- Applying for Grants and Maintaining Sanity - LA

March 22 - 29, 2016

Topic: Fundraising

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation & Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Location: Los Angeles Area

It's Just Capitalism - Applying for Grants and Maintaining Sanity

In this two-session workshop we will cover an introduction to grant-writing and fundraising for individual artists including dispelling myths, money fears, and belief systems that prevent artists from seeking support. Next, we will learn about the basic components of standard proposals for individual artists. We will refine the project you want to get funded including writing a mission/artist statement; narrative; budget; support materials; and identifying 3-5 opportunities for support. Lastly, everybody will submit a request for professional development support to Center for Cultural Innovation’s Quick Grant program.

About the Trainer:
Beth Pickens
 is a consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project and strategic planning services for clients throughout the US. She earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, she was based in San Francisco where she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center. She specializes in supporting queer artists, women, and artists of color. She was also the founder of the now-defunct San Francisco Food Adventure Club which gained notoriety for eating a human placenta two ways.

Workshop Details : 

Date: Tuesdays, March 22 and March 29, 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) , 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: $100

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.