Grantwriting for the Conscious Creative (Part 1 & 2)
2 – 6PM
Grantwriting for the Conscious Creative
Tuesday, June 7 & Thursday, June 9, 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm ET
Intended Audience: Grantwriters of all levels.
Participation Level: High - In an effort to promote an environment of equity, this workshop leans on the experiences and expertise of its participants and is highly interactive.
Successful grantwriting is largely predicated on one’s ability to craft a clear and cogent request for support. But the most compelling proposals are those that can identify and eloquently illuminate the shared values of the grantseeker and the grantmaker. So how do we articulate and maintain the integrity of our work in an incessantly evolving world whose politics and policies are also constantly changing? Finding a singular voice that does not bend or shift depending on the whims of the field or a potential funder’s offering is key. Fully communicating and remaining steadfast to the mission, vision, and values of the work are critical. In addition to understanding the essential elements needed to lay the foundation for a compelling request – uncovering the components of a proposal, identifying goals and objectives, crafting your narrative, and calculating impact - workshop participants will begin to think critically about the necessity of centering values and aligning our collective visions to create the world we want to see.
Please note: In an effort to promote an environment of equity, this workshop leans on the experiences and expertise of its participants and is highly interactive. This is not a typical PowerPoint lecture presentation. Alongside imparting vital tools for composing a persuasive proposal, our aim is to foster a sense of community among colleagues by both sharing with and learning from one another. It should also be understood that this is a two-part workshop. Participants should be able to commit to both parts, as they are interconnected.
**Kaisha S. Johnson* is the Founding Director of Women of Color in the Arts, a national grassroots service organization dedicated to creating racial equity in the performing arts. Kaisha co-founded WOCA to help amplify the voice and visibility of women of color with the intent of cultivating a field where everyone has a seat at the table. Prior to WOCA, Kaisha served for over a decade at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, organizing NYC immigrant artist communities and promoting cultural traditions from around the world. Kaisha is a staunch advocate for the arts, believing in its innate ability to create social change.*