Grantwriting For Artists - November 2, 9, 16, 30

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Grantwriting For Artists - November 2, 9, 16, 30


Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 30
4-5:30 pm PT

General Admission $100
Subsidized Admission: $50*


This four-part workshop, led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, is open to artists working across all disciplines who have a project in development and are ready to start the grant application process. Over four weeks, you will gain confidence in your fundraising and proposal writing abilities and develop a solid road map to begin the process. We’ll review the specific components of a proposal, how to convey ideas visually, and strike a balance between the big broad brushstroke ideas and small details that make your project come alive on the page. We’ll also cover the most common mistakes made when writing grant fundraising proposals and how to avoid them. A central goal of the workshop is to gain an understanding of how to incorporate fundraising and proposal writing into your artistic practice so that it becomes an organic step in moving your current and future projects forward.

Throughout the workshop, artists will work on their initial draft proposal. In-between these sessions, participants will meet using an online forum to share their work and provide feedback to one another. By the end of the workshop, you should come away with a comprehensive framework for proposal writing as well as an initial draft proposal and a sense of confidence and direction to move forward.

Tracie will be joined by a Creative Capital Awardee to offer their perspective as a performing artist.

Workshop dates

Part 1: Tuesday, November 2
Part 2: Tuesday, November 9
Part 3: Tuesday, November 16
Part 4: Tuesday, November 30

After the workshop series concludes, participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for an additional one-on-one consultation with Tracie Holder, for an additional cost. Consultations are 45-minutes long and take place by phone or video conference. 15 sessions will be made available.


This online workshop series will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with all registered participants after the workshop concludes, regardless of whether a participant attends the live workshop. If they cannot make one of the sessions, participants should watch the recording before the next sessions.

Live captioning (CART services) are provided for all of our programs. If you require American Sign Language interpretation or have other accessibility needs, please contact us a We will need at least three days in advance to secure these services.



Tracie Holder

Tracie Holder is a filmmaker and producer who runs Means of Productions, a consulting company that works with artists on their grant writing and funding strategy. A 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, Holder leads workshops, tutors and serves on juries at international pitching and training sessions. She is widely regarded as a “go-to” person and all-round resource for artists seeking US funding, having raised more than $3 million her own projects. Holder was a longtime consultant to Women Make Movies and served as the Development & Funding Strategist for Abby Disney’s Fork Films. She is a former board member of NY Women in Film and grant panelist for national and local funders. She co-directed/produced Joe Papp in Five Acts, (Tribeca Film Festival, PBS/ American Masters). Producing credits include Grit, (Hot Docs/POV) and The Quiet Zone, and One Person, One Vote? both in production. Holder was recently awarded one of four NEH production grants for The People’s Will, a feature documentary, which she is directing.