"Office Hours" with Sara Kellner

One-on-one grant review and consultation with Expert Art Consultant, Sara Kellner


“Office Hours” with Sara Kellner

One-on-one grant review and consultation with Expert Art Consultant, Sara Kellner

For artists seeking expert advice on a grant application draft

Saturday, November 2

Noon – 4 p.m.



This is a follow up session to the Writing a Great Grant workshop, but it is open to anyone seeking expert guidance on a grant. Participant may register for a 20-minute one-on-one consultation with Sara Kellner, in which she will review and give personalized feedback on your actual grant application.  We especially encourage those seeking a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant to attend Writing a Great Grant on the October 8th, complete a finished draft of their HAA grant, and then sign up for a one-on-one session with Sara to get valuable feedback on what works or could be improved upon in your HAA grant. Participants must bring their completed grant application with them to their session with Sara.





Saturday, November 2

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

@ Fresh Arts

Winter Street Studios

2101 Winter Street, #B11

Houston, TX 77007


FEES & REGISTRATION - Members save $10!

Current Fresh Arts Members:

Online registration (Before 10 am, 11/2/13) - $25 / 20 minutes



Online registration (Before 10 am, 11/2/13) - $35 / 20 minutes



There will be no walk-in registration allowed.


NOTE:This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Registering early is strongly encouraged.





For more information about becoming a Fresh Arts member, visit our Membership page.



Sara Kellner is the principal of Kellner Consulting, a woman-owned business based in Houston, TX. Kellner Consulting focuses on consulting in the arts, including organizational and creative planning, public art, and fund development.


Between 1999 and 2006 she was the Executive Director of DiverseWorks Artspace and led the board, artist board and staff of the organization through two successful strategic plans and securing the organization’s participation in the Warhol Initiative and the Doris Duke Charitable Trust’s Mid Sized Presenting Organizations Initiative. During her tenure at DiverseWorks she also initiated a number of exhibitions including the AICA award winning William Pope.L: eRacism, and Contemporary Erotic Drawing, both of which were covered in the New York Times.


Previously, Kellner was the Visual Arts Director at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. Kellner has organized many exhibitions solo exhibitions by artists such as Willie Birch, Laylah Ali, and Hilla Lulu Lin among many others. She has served on the board and as the Board President of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO). She participated in the first year of The Co-Generate, a series of meetings around the country sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation designed to foster the leadership of artists and arts professionals under the age of 30.


Other accomplishments include being selected as a National Finalist for a White House Fellowship, selecting the 1999 Three Rivers Arts Festival public art program in Pittsburgh, PA. She has participated in the Getty Leadership Institute in and in the National Arts Marketing Project advanced training. She has served on funding panels such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, and the Houston Arts Alliance. She is currently serving as an advisory board member for Aurora Picture Show, The Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association, and the Film Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the president of the Downtown Area Women’s Network in Houston.


This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Please direct any questions you may have regarding this workshop to Sarah Schellenberg: sarah@fresharts.org

Nov 2, 2013
Members: $25 Non-Members: $35
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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