This two-part course will give you both the tools you need to tackle & write a strong fundraising proposal as well as an overview of the major documentary film funders.
This two-part will workshop will prepare you to put your best foot forward the next time you apply for a grant. In the first-part of the course, we'll talk about fundraising for your project in general terms & review several key rules that apply to whether you're applying for a grant, doing a crowdfunding campaign or cultivating individual donors. We'll also discuss how best to identify potential funders.
In the second-part, we'll cover the specific components of a proposal, how to convey ideas visually & strike a balance between the big, broad brushstroke ideas & small details that make your project come alive on the page. We'll look at excerpts from successful grant applications & discuss what makes an effective proposal. The goal of this course is to help you gain confidence in your fundraising & proposal writing abilities & provide you with a solid road map to begin the process.
What You Will Learn
Reshape your grantwriting process & workshop your proposal.
Learn the most common mistakes made & how to avoid them.
Get a glimpse into the potential funder's perspective.
Filmmaker, Consultant, Producer & Engagement Campaign Specialist.
Connector / Maker / Storyteller / Entrepreneur
Tracie Holder is widely regarded as a go-to person & all-round resource for artists seeking U.S. funding having raised $2 million for her own projects from a mix of government funders, private foundations & individuals. Clients include Women Make Movies, Active Voice, European Documentary Network, DocNomads & the Made in NY Media Center. Holder leads workshops in the U.S. & abroad, tutors & serves on juries at international pitching & training sessions. Holder is the co-producer/director/writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival & screened at more than 40 festivals internationally. The film will broadcast nationally on PBS/American Masters in 2017. She is currently producing Mudflow, a feature documentary set in Indonesia, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Wade & Sasha Friedlander, Executive Producer, Abby Disney.