Funding for Creative Writers

Event has passed (Sat Jan 20, 2018 - Sat Jan 20, 2018)
Mechanics' Institute
10:30 AM
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This workshop is open to writers who are considering applications for--or wish to learn about--writing grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies.  
In this one-day workshop we will cover: 

The best places to locate submission and application opportunities
The dreaded Project Statement, Work Plan, or Goals and Objectives question
How to demonstrate a rising trajectory (remembering that most people who are awarded grants are on their way up, not already there)
Using headings and “buckets” to make your statement navigable
How to craft clear, concise personal or "artist" statements (you will need this for most grant, fellowship, residency, and scholarship applications)
Why the marketing angle is so important
Creating an effective, online, professional literary profile (yes, judging panels do look for these!)

This is an intensive hands-on workshop; laptops, iPads, or notebook computers are essential for participation.


  1. Mechanics' Institute 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA