Grant Strategies for Individual Artists:
Positioning Yourself in a Crowded Environment
presented by the Center for Cultural Innovation

Now, more than ever, artists are looking for grant opportunities to support their artistic endeavors. This 3 – hour workshop will discuss important strategies for any grant-seeking artists and provide you with tips for creating a competitive grant application. Using the CCI Investing in Artists application as a model we will explore the subject from the funder perspective and discuss narrative content, artistic samples and other important principles to keep in mind. Participants will not only receive a resource document, which includes a list of potential funding opportunities but also develop a clearer perspective on developing successful grant applications.

Elisa Callow is founding director of the Armory Center for the Arts. During her tenure, the Armory became a national model for excellence in community arts program development and the budget increased from $200,000 to over $2 million. Elisa worked in the philanthropic sector for four years, first as Program Officer for the Ahmanson Foundation and then as Arts Program Director for the James Irvine Foundation. Her most recent professional experience has been as a management consultant working with organizations in the nonprofit sector on strategic issues as they relate to program development, audience and market issues, organizational design and planning and evaluation. Clients include: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, About Productions, The Pacific Asia Museum, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, and The Auckland War Memorial Museum. She has been a mentor for the Durfee Foundation’s Springboard Fund and is a Graduate student advisor for the Bank Street College. Elisa has also served on the Boards of a number of arts, environmental, and education organizations. She is currently a Board member of the Ojai Music Festival, the Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust and an Advisory Board member of Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

This workshop is produced in partnership with the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs.

This class is limited to 25 people.

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 5th Floor of the Tower Building, Room T-550. Parking is available in the City Hall Parking Garage (entrance on 6th Street). Parking will be validated in the room. Please bring your parking ticket with you to the workshop.
Cost: $40 (BOA / CCI Members) / $50 (Non-Members)

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