Writing an Effective Sample and Project Proposal for Funding


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

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

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.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Saturday 10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Ploi Pirapokin
61 days left. Enroll by Jul 9, 2021
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Enrollment open only to WP NOW members. Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction.  As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time.  Students must be present at course meeting time to participate in the class.

Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat Jul 10, 2021
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT

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