Learn how to navigate the world of grants for film, photography, and new media projects. Discover the secrets of successful grant proposals from an experienced grant writer, and leave with the confidence you need to finance your projects.

Sep 28, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $295
Workshop Duration: 12 hours over a weekend (10am-4pm)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday & Sunday, Sep 28 & 29 from 10am-4pm ET.

Photographer writing a grant application

Grants are a crucial source of funding for film, photography, and new media projects.  Explore how to navigate the labyrinth of foundations, build a virtual portfolio, create a proposal, and present your projects for grant consideration. Discover the secrets of success in this important world.

Guided by an experienced instructor and grant writer, you will learn how to find and engage the right funding agencies for your project, adhere to each agency’s unique requirements in formulating a proposal, clearly articulate your goals and objectives, sell your strengths and passion, and prepare realistic budgets. Examine the dynamics of successful grant proposals and case studies. Relief funding will also be covered. Demystify funding systems and leave with confidence in your ability to finance your projects.

This course is open to students of all experience levels.

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Instructor: Kerstin Gilg

Kerstin Gilg is Development Manager at the Maine Academy of Modern Music and is the former Grants Director for the State of Maine at the Maine Arts Commission. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, and facilities management. He has written countless applications to local, regional, and national funders seeking grants and has served as a reviewer on numerous panels. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, a Leadership Maine LIFT 360 alumni, and co-founder of the Artdogs Studios business.