About this Event
Making a living as an artist is hard. While many individuals often support themselves through multiple streams—picking up gigs, teaching classes, part-time jobs, selling their work—grants, fellowships, and other honors and awards can provide major sources of income and critical opportunities for advancing careers. If you're new to the process, grants can be opaque or daunting. Where do you find opportunities to apply for? What makes for a successful application? What are grant reviewers really looking for? Where do you even begin?
Bringing together a diverse group of local artists and administrators, this conversation will take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at grant funding opportunities for artists and creatives in Phoenix, Arizona. Centering values of equity, access, and transparency, panelists will discuss what artists can do to write successful applications, why grant processes are designed the way they are, and how artists and institutions can work together to increase opportunities and serve the community (with plenty of time for audience Q&A). Each attendee will also be provided with comprehensive lists of local and national grant opportunities across multiple disciplines.
- Ruby Morales, dance artist, NALAC Leadership fellow, and grant recipient
Nik Ridley, visual artist and artist programs manager of the Thunderbird Campus of Phoenix Center for the Arts
- Kesha Bruce, visual artist and Artist Programs Manager for the Arizona Commission on the Arts
- Maja Aurora, Community Arts Manager for the City of Tempe Arts and Culture
- Anel E. Arriola, mixed-media artist and Grants and Programs Manager for the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Intended primarily for individual artists, creatives, culture workers, and organizers, anyone who's interested in learning more about applying for, designing, or managing grants is welcome to attend.
Ploughing the Field: Grant Funding for Artists in Phoenix with Ruby Morales, Nik Ridley, Kesha Bruce, Maja Aurora, and Anel E. Arriola is
Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Sagrado (6437 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042). Please note: while this event is in-person, a virtual option will be provided as well. Registrations are encouraged but not required. Feel free to drop in. This event is open to the public and free.
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