Grant Writing Workshop

Saturdays, June 13th and 20th, 12-4pm
WCCW: 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles 90031

Back by popular demand! (again!)

WCCW presents an intensive 2-day grant writing workshop lead by master grant writer Beth Pickens!

First we will cover an introduction to grantwriting and fundraising for individual artists and small arts organizations (especially queer, trans, people of color, immigrant, and/or female identified) including dispelling myths, money fears, and cultural socialization that prevents these artists from seeking support. Next, we will refine the project we want to get funded including writing a mission/artist statement; narrative; budget; support materials; and identifying 3-5 opportunities for support. Lastly, everybody will submit a $500 request for professional development support from Center for Cultural Innovation’s Quick Grant. Each session is limited to 15 participants.

Grant Writing Workshop

Beth Pickens is a consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project and strategic planning services for clients throughout the US. She earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, she was based in San Francisco where she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center. She specializes in supporting queer artists, women, and artists of color. She was also the founder of the now-defunct San Francisco Food Adventure Club which gained notoriety for eating a human placenta two ways.