Saturday, March 27, 2021/11AM (MST), Live via Zoom

Money for Writers/Grant Writing for Latinx Writers: Writing a Compelling Proposal and Creating a Budget 

Workshop fee: $20. Register here.

Deadline to register:  Monday, March 15, 2021

 

This workshop will share strategies for searching for literary grants and other financial resources, developing key elements of a successful grant proposal, and developing a grant budget. In addition, representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the History and Literary Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center will discuss individual grants for writers. There will be time for Q & A at the end of this session. This workshop is a response to the requests for grant writing workshops expressed by Latinx writers at the National Latinx Writers Gathering in October of 2020. Presenters: Jeff Andersen from Arts Hub and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)/Literature. 

 

Jeff Andersen has been a professional grant writer and artist for over a decade. He has secured funding from local foundations, Federal grants, and every size of funder in-between. Jeff approaches grant writing as simply another way to write a story. This results in unique, compelling, and tight proposals and has led Jeff to secure over $10 million in funding for clients in the past five years.  An independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports the arts in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 435 Congressional districts. Opportunities available through the NEA’s Literary Arts division include fellowships for individual creative writers and literary translators, as well as grants to nonprofit organizations such as literary publishers, literary centers, and entities that offer literary programming, professional development activities, and services to the field. Literary Arts initiatives at the NEA include Poetry Out Loud, a national arts education program that encourages the study of poetry through a dynamic recitation competition for high school students, and the NEA Big Read, which supports innovative community reading programs designed around a title in the NEA Big Read library.

 

 

Saturday, May 8, 2021/11AM (MST), Live via Zoom

Money for Writers/Grant Writing for Latinx Writers -Tips from Successful Grantees 

Workshop fee: $20. Register here.

Deadline to register: Monday, April 12, 2021


This workshop features three Latinx writers who were awarded literary grants. What does a successful literary grant application look like? Our presenters will share sections of their successful grant applications and talk about how strategies for writing compelling grant applications. There will be time for Q & A at the end of this session. This workshop is a response to the requests for grant writing workshops expressed by Latinx writers at the National Latinx Writers Gathering in October of 2020.  Presenters: Raina J. León and Sarah Rafael García.

 

Raina J. León, PhD, is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts, and co-founder of StoryJoy, Inc, an educational agency for creatives and human service providers (those who nourish the word and the world). She educates our present and future agitators/educators as a full professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California, only the third Black person (all Black women) and the first Afro-Latina to achieve this rank, there. Sarah Rafael García has over 13 years of experience as an Arts Leader in Southern California and received over $100K in grants for art projects. She’s the founder of Barrio Writers, LibroMobile and Crear Studio — all art programs initiated as a response to build cultural relevance and equity for BIPOC folks in her community.

 

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021/11AM (MST), Live via Zoom

Money for Writers/Beyond Teaching: Out-of-the-Box Writing Gigs and Getting Them Funded

Workshop fee: $20. Register here. 

Deadline to register: Monday, May 10, 2021


This workshop features three Latinx writers who generate income outside of teaching. They collaborate with other writers and artists, provide professional writing services, and create innovative projects that support their careers as well as others'. These gigs are financially supported by foundations, municipal agencies, and other funders. Join us to learn more. There will be time for Q & A at the end of this session. This workshop is a response to the requests for grant writing workshops expressed by Latinx writers at the National Latinx Writers Gathering in October of 2020. Panelists: Néstor David Pastor, Valerie Martínez (bios forthcoming).

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