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Grant Writing for Artists

Free Charleston Workshop from Artists U/South Carolina


I didn't sign up to be a grantwriter. I wanted to be a choreographer. I discovered that, to make my work, I needed to find support. So I embarked on a painful learning process of trial and error, making every possible grant writing mistake. Eventually, I secured grants from funders like Creative Capital, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Rockefeller Foundation and residencies like Yaddo, Ucross, and the Studios of Key West. I want to share with you everything I've learned. Based on 25 years of grant writing and art making, I will introduce artists to principles for writing simple, clear grants. We will read some short proposals and act as a panel, scoring and discussing them. No bull, no fancy powerpoints, just real-world tools for artists who write (or want to write) grants.

How much does it cost? It’s free.
Who is it for? Practicing South Carolina artists.
Will there be beverages? Of course.
How do I register? Sign up here.

Grant Writing for Artists
Friday, June 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cannon Street Arts Center, 134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Finances for Artists:
Basics and Beyond

This workshop will offer practical tools and approaches for managing our finances. We will answer questions, share resources, and look at Valuing Your Time, Revenue Streams, Self-employment, Taxes, Debt Reduction, Expense Tracking, and Project Budgeting. We don't want to put money in the center of our work; we want to take it out of the center by managing it.

Finances for Artists: Basics and Beyond
Sunday, June 16, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia Parks and Recreation Arts Center
1227 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201

How much does it cost? It's free, but enrollment is limited.
Do I have to attend the entire time? Yes.
Will there be beverages? 
Of course.
How do I sign up?
You can register here.


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This project is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.