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Writing a great grant 2014 (Individual Artists)

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Writing a Great Grant: An Overview for Individual ArtistsLed by: Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Executive Director of Fresh Arts, with Christa Forster, author and 4-time winner of the Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist GrantFor individual artists Wednesday, October 22 @ Fresh ArtsJoin Fresh Arts’ executive director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and 4-time HAA Individual Artist Grant recipient and author, Christa Forster, for a two-hour in depth presentation on best practices when composing and applying for artist project grants. Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance Grants Manager Shannon Teasley will be present to answer any specific question related to the Individual Artist Grant.Our goal with this workshop is to help local artists develop and refine their grant writing skills and to highlight some important and attainable grants administered locally, such as the Houston Arts Alliance's Individual Artist Grant and the Idea Fund. Even if you do not plan to submit any proposals this fall, this overview will be a fantastic opportunity to develop your strategies for framing your work and honing your grant-writing skills.Representatives from both the Houston Arts Alliance and the Idea Fund will be on hand to answer questions about these grant opportunities. Writing a great grant 2014 (Individual Artists) from Fresh Arts
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Grants from the Houston Arts Alliance

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Houston Arts Alliance provides grants annually to over 220 arts and cultural organizations and artists through a competitive grant allocation process. As most of our funding comes from the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax, grants are awarded for the encouragement, promotion, improvement and application of the arts to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.The majority of our grants are specific to 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, although small grants are available to other nonprofits that present or produce arts programs or events in our service area consistent with the promotion and enhancement of Houston and Harris County as a cultural destination.Applications for these grants are reviewed by external peer review panels, composed of inclusive groups of artists, arts administrators, finance professionals, business people, community volunteers and others, selected for their expertise and objectivity and reflective of the diversity of our community. SEE GRANT INFORMATION HERE. 
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Funding Strategies for Independent Artists 2014

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THE PRESENTATION FROM THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED IS EMBEDDED BELOW. Funding Strategies for Independent ArtistsMonday, April 21, 2014Art League Houston, Main Gallery1953 Montrose Blvd.Houston, TX 77006Fresh Arts’ Executive Director Jenni Rebecca Stephenson and professional composer and musician, Jerry Ochoa of Two Star Symphony, provide an overview of strategies and resources for individual artists seeking funds to support their professional art career.This workshop covered: identifying grant opportunities (including several key local opportunities), increasing accessibility to additional funding through fiscal sponsorship, and securing individual contributions and institutional support. The workshop will also provide tips for creating and managing successful crowd-funding campaigns and offer examples of how local artists have successfully raised money for their projects. (Specifics on grant-writing and crafting proposals are NOT covered in this workshop, but will be covered later in Fresh Arts’ workshop series.)This workshop applies to all types of individual artists including those in the visual, performing, filmmaking, literary, and multi-disciplinary fields. Funding strategies for individual artists 3.0 from Spacetaker
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