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Required Reading for Professional Artists!
The Artist’s Guide
to Grant Writing
How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist
By Gigi Rosenberg
It takes talent, tenacity, and courage to be an artist. It also takes money.
In her book, THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO GRANT WRITING: How to Write Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artist (Watson-Guptill; On-Sale December 14, 2010; $16.99), Gigi Rosenberg empowers artists and writers by teaching them to write winning proposals and fundraise for their artistic endeavors. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, Rosenberg’s book is a survival guide for navigating the competitive world of funding for individual artists.
Raised by parents who were both full-time professional artists, Rosenberg grew up believing anybody could make a living as an artist. After she succeeded in winning grants to support her own writing, she discovered that most artists and writers find grant writing and fundraising daunting, perplexing, and sometimes frightening. Her desire to teach other artists how to raise money led to her popular workshops, which she’s taught from Seattle to Chicago to New York. From these workshops, THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO GRANT WRITING was born. The book is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal.
THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO GRANT WRITING is for artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from dozens of funded artists, and tips from grants officers and fundraising specialists. The book covers every aspect of writing a winning grant application including how to research funding, build a team of support, overcome psychological roadblocks, fundraise strategically, and follow up with funders. Rosenberg also shows artists how to enlist both colleagues and friends to assist with proposal writing in ways that make the process more productive – and even fun.
Geared for both the first-time and seasoned grant writer, the book is the go-to resource for artists who want to learn how to secure funding in the current economic landscape where there is no room for errors when applying for funding. THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO GRANT WRITING is a must-have resource, workbook, and inspiring guide that empowers artists with the tools they need to find and win funding and to get their art into the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gigi Rosenberg is a writer, speaker, and workshop leader. This book grew out of the professional development workshops she launched in Portland, Oregon, and teaches in New York, Chicago, and throughout the Pacific Northwest at colleges, conferences, and arts organizations. Her writing has been published by Seal Press, The Oregonian, Parenting and Writer’s Digest; performed at Seattle’s On the Boards; and broadcast on Oregon Public Radio. For the latest, visit www.gigirosenberg.com.
The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing
By Gigi Rosenberg
Watson-Guptill * December 14, 2010
978-0-8230-0070-8 * 224 pages * $16.99 * Trade Paperback