Find the funds to support your dream project

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform. 
Class will meet 10am-4pm ET

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 the confidence in your ability to finance your projects.

This course is open to students of all experience levels. 

Header Image Credit: Jan Kahánek

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Instructor: Kerstin Gilg

Kerstin Gilg works at the Maine Arts Commission as the Grants and Accessibility Director. The Maine Arts Commission offers a variety of funding support throughout the State to artists and organizations. 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.