Writing an Effective Sample and Project Proposal for Funding

WRITING 791.2

Learn what makes your funding application stand out among many others in a competitive field

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What you can learn.

  • Understand what materials make your writing sample showcase your potential
  • Learn to write an artist statement that encapsulates your approach to writing
  • Discover ways to talk about your artistic process and intentions
  • Develop a first draft of materials you can use in future applications

About this course:

Help your residency, conference, and fellowship application stand out in a submission pile. Learn what you need to include in your sample, and how to write an effective artist statement and cover letter to obtain funding and institutional support for your creative work. You leave with a better understanding of how to speak about your artistic process and intentions in a clear and concise manner. Join Ploi Pirapokin, a fiction writer and essayist, who has served as a juror on residency, grant, and conference panels, in this interactive workshop, where she shares examples from successful applications, as well as tips and tricks to streamline your application process. You leave the workshop with revision guide for your sample, as well as a first draft of your artist statement and cover letter, ready to use for your own applications.

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