Free with RSVP. Limited seating.

Workshop: Intro to Grant Proposal Writing

Event Overview

Workshop: Intro to Grant Proposal Writing

Friday, January 24, 2020

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Houston Housing Authority
2640 Fountain View Dr
Houston, TX 77057


Looking to submit to some upcoming grant deadlines but don’t know where to start? Maybe this is your first time writing an application grant, or you’re looking to learn on how to streamline your grant writing process?

Join Fresh Arts and Reyes Ramirez, an Idea Fund and HAA grant award recipient and writer, for an introductory presentation on best practices when composing and applying for artist project grants. This 90-minute workshop will focus primarily on the elements of writing a project proposal summary. This summary can then be used as an anchor text that can be adapted and expanded upon to address other sections of a grant application.

Our goal with this workshop is to help local artists gain a basic understanding of the proposal writing process and to highlight some important and attainable grants administered locally such as the Idea Fund and Houston Arts Alliance’s grant program. Even if you do not plan to submit any proposals this fall/winter, this workshop will be a fantastic opportunity to develop your strategies for framing your work and learn about other local resources to help you on your grant writing journey.

This workshop is free with RSVP. Seating is limited. 


About the presenter:

Reyes Ramirez is a writer, educator, & Houstonian. He received a BA in political science and creative writing from the University of Houston and an MFA in fiction from Texas State University. Reyes has worked and taught with organizations, committees, and schools all over Houston, such as Writers in the Schools, Inprint, BakerRipley, Tintero Projects, Houston Community College, etc., to share his passion for community building, advocacy for marginalized groups, and the arts. Reyes: won the 2017 Blue Mesa Review Nonfiction Contest, 2014 riverSedge Poetry Prize, and has been a finalist for others; received grants from the Idea Fund and Houston Arts Alliance; served on the City of Houston’s Poet Laureate Selection Committee, Texas Commission on the Art’s Arts Create Grant panel, and National Association of Chicano/Chicana Studies Fiction Awards committee, amongst others; and has poems, stories, essays, and reviews in Deep Red Press, The Latinx Archive, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Texas Review, TRACK//FOUR, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Houston Noir, Gulf Coast Journal, Origins Journal, The Acentos Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. He hopes to: see you at one of his readings; hear what you have to say in creating a stronger artist community; and/or talk about poetry, pro wrestling, craft beer, and/or turtles.


About Fresh Arts:

Fresh Arts nurtures a local arts ecosystem designed to position artists and creative entrepreneurs for success.

Fresh Arts is the facilitator of a unique framework that helps rising artists shine alongside their peers by breaking through common barriers that could otherwise impede the advancement of their careers. We are not a creative agency. Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities programs.

Fresh Arts workshops are supported by the Houston Endowment and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fresh Arts is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Brown Foundation.