This two-part course will give you the tools you need to tackle & write a strong fundraising proposal.
Back by popular demand.
This workshop will prepare you to put your best foot forward the next time you apply for a grant. 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.
The course is taught by Tracie Holder, a filmmaker & consultant, who has raised over $2.4 million for her own projects. In the first part of the class, Tracie will talk about fundraising for your project in general terms & review several key rules that apply no matter where you are looking for funding - 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.
The second part will 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.
What You Will Learn
Learn how to incorporate proposal writing into your artistic practice & move your project forward.
Learn about the most common mistakes made when writing grant fundraising proposals - & how to avoid them.
Understand the funding process from the potential funder's perspective to become a more effective fundraiser & proposal writer.
Develop a comprehensive framework for proposal writing that will give you direction & confidence going forward.
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker, consultant, producer & film funding specialist. She is a 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow & is a grant panelist for national & local funders. She is widely regarded as a go-to' person & all-round resource for artists seeking funding having raised more than $2.4 million for her own projects from a mix of government funders, private foundations & individuals. She was a longtime consultant to Women Make Movies & served on the board of NY Women in Film & Television. Holder is the co-producer/director/ writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival & will broadcast nationally on PBS/American Masters in 2019. Producing credits include Grit, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Wade, Executive Producer, Abby Disney (Hot Docs 2018); A Prince from Outer Space: Zeki Muren & The Quiet Zone, both in production.