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Artist Trust, Vancouver / ABNS: Applying for Grants, Residencies, & Opps / Vancouver

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Covington House
4201 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98663

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$150 / $120 Artist Trust members

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Art Business Night School is a suite of six, topic-based workshops to be completed as a series.

In this practical, straightforward workshop, Arts Business Consultant Dorothy Bocian covers what you need to apply for grants, residencies, and calls. In-class exercises and in-depth discussions will help you better understand application guidelines and processes, prepare written materials, and find the right opportunities for your work. At the end of class, you’ll have an artist statement, elements of a compelling project proposal, resume, biography, and other parts needed for a successful application, and be ready to pursue support for your work. If you haven’t had any luck applying for opportunities or don’t even know where to begin, this workshop is for you.

*Ideal for artists of all disciplines applying for Artist Trust’s GAP Awards or other grants, residencies, and opportunities and for artists who would like to improve their artist statements and artist resumes, application skills, or portfolio components.

- Essential elements of an application
- How to apply for grants, residencies, & other opportunities
- Writing an artist statement, project description, impact statement, and biography
- Budgets
- Asking for letters of recommendation and references
- Grant application strategies
- Coping with rejection

- Understanding what makes a successful application
- Individualized feedback on your application materials from the instructor and class participants
- A finished artist statement, resume, biography, impact statement, budget, and project description
- Examples of successful grant applications
- Resume and budget templates
- A draft of a GAP Award application or an application to a grant, residency, or other opportunity of your choice

Artist Trust reserves the right to cancel any program. If cancelled, a full refund will be applied. A full refund can also be received if requested 7 days before the event. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions regarding specific content of the workshop.

Partial need-based, Filipinx, and Latinx scholarships available by request.

Email Program Coordinator Zach Frimmel for questions about member codes, scholarship inquiries, accessibility, or workshop details.

Dorothy Bocian

Working to connect ideas with opportunities and to develop foundations for success, Dorothy Bocian is an Arts Business Consultant providing service to creative entities whose work is keenly focused on the arts, education, issues of global and cultural importance, community-building, and elevating the human experience. She holds a BA in Art History & Art from the University of Washington and a certificate in fundraising from Humboldt State University. Clients include Portland Winter Light Festival, The Avenue Concept, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Sandywoods Farm Arts & Agricultural Community, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and numerous individual artists. Dorothy counseled students as Fulbright Program Advisor and Grants and Residencies Coordinator at RISD’s Career Center. She is the recipient of two major grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for a community-based poetry project focused on the six principles of nonviolence. Dorothy lives in Battle Ground, WA and enjoys being outdoors, reading, practicing yoga and playing acoustic guitar.

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, Artists with Disabilities, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.