The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance invites you to a Grant Writing Workshop for Individual Artists, presented by Artists U founder Andrew Simonet!
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1is1wFd
“I didn’t sign up to be a grantwriter. I wanted to be a choreographer. I discovered that, to make my work, I needed to find support. So I embarked on a painful learning process of trial and error, making every possible grant writing mistake. Eventually, I secured grants from funders like Creative Capital, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Rockefeller Fondation. I want to share with you everything I’ve learned. Based on 20 years of grant writing and art making, I will introduce artists to principles for writing simple, clear grants. No bull, no fancy powerpoints, just real-world tools for being an artist who writes grants.”
ABOUT ANDREW SIMONET: Andrew Simonet is a choreographer, writer, and founder of Artists U. He co-directed Philadelphia’s Headlong Dance Theater from 1993 to 2013. In Headlong Andrew focused on immersive, intimate works: Pusher, in which they sold dances on the street like drugs, CELL, a performance journey for one audience member at a time guided by your cell phone, and This Town Is a Mystery, performances by and about Philadelphia households performed in their homes and followed by a potluck dinner. Andrew continues to be fascinated by what happens when complicated, messy bodies meet systems and each other.
With Headlong, Andrew was the lead fundraiser, securing support from The Creative Capital Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and The Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Headlong’s work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, MassMOCA, Central Park Summerstage, The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Andrew founded Artists U in 2005, offering free planning and professional development work for artists in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and South Carolina. He gives talks and workshops nationally, and is an artist leader with the Creative Capital Professional Development Program. Andrew lives in West Philly with his artist wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Jesse Tiger and Nico Wolf. He can be found online at www.artistsu.org.
***Artists U/ Baltimore is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). ***
ABOUT THE GREATER BALTIMORE CULTURAL ALLIANCE (GBCA): GBCA was founded in 2002 as an independent, non-profit voice for the cultural sector in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. GBCA’s 300 members include arts, cultural, history and heritage organizations as well as attractions, universities and individual artists. GBCA strengthens and draws attention to the many contributions of the region’s vibrant cultural community by providing funding, professional development, promotion, advocacy and thought leadership.