Grant Writing Tips & Tools

Oct. 2, 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm EDT



280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007 United States

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How do you write about a project when you don’t know what you are making? How do you talk about your work, process, collaborators, and engagement with the world in just 500 words? Having been on all sides of the grant application process throughout her career, Lauren Slone is passionate about helping artists articulate their ideas for resource-seeking contexts. In this free information session, Lauren will offer strategies to get started, revise drafts, and submit with confidence. The workshop will include time for dialogue and questions.

Lauren Slone is a choreographic thinker, producer, and strategist. As the MAP Fund Program Manager, she oversees annual grant application and review processes to provide more than $1.1M in direct project support to artists and arts organizations across the United States. Recently, her work has been presented at the Wassaic Art Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, The Palladium Theater, and as a guest blogger for Americans for the Arts’. She has also co-founded performance platforms in Florida and West Virginia. Lauren holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from Florida State University, where she was the first Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography Arts Administration Fellow.

Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative and Dancers’ Economic Empowerment Program are teaming up to offer a series of workshops this October in which generative artists can focus on aspects of grant applications through two grant writing workshops, and a video work sample workshop. Although we highly recommend attending all three, each workshop is open for drop-ins. Please RSVP to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

Dancer’s Economic Empowerment Program (DEEP) investigates the points in an artistic career where dancers most need support and provides opportunities for learning and skill-building through free sessions. Learn more.

Copyright Gibney, photo by Scott Shaw.


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