Applying for Project Grant Funding for the Artist from Broward County

Applying for Project Grant Funding for the ArtistSaturday, May 14, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division, Nova Southeastern University, and the South Florida Artists Association will host a unique training session to assist individual artists, working in all disciplines, with preparing effective proposals for “project-based” grant funding. The workshop will be held at  Room 4009 – Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Participants will learn how to: develop an artist’s biography and artist’s statement; Prepare an audience profile (identify the qualities and characteristics of audiences attracted by one’s art work and utilize the profile in the proposal process); Create a proposal description based on the project’s vision; Develop a project/proposal budget (w/case study to explore the budget development process); Preparing work samples. This workshop will help artists plan and prepare successful proposals for residencies, project funding, professional development, career advancement, and fellowship opportunities.

In addition, the session will prepare Broward artists who wish to learn how to prepare a submission to the Creative Capital professional development seminar: Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness and the Division’s Mini-Grant Program project grant for Broward artists. Broward artists will submit proposals to both opportunities by an online application and will be chosen by a competitive review and panel process. The facilitator, Luz Rodriguez with Visionary Allies, is a seasoned fundraising professional, educator, and artist who combines her artistic sensitivities with her knowledge of U.S. philanthropy to guide and inspire artists of all genres to equip them with the information and tools they need to bring their project visions to reality. Her professional development workshops for artists have been offered nationally and internationally at Artist Space in New York and Centro Leon Cultural Center in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Rodriguez has more than 20 years of fundraising, coalition building and organizational development experience in advocacy and social justice movements. She has held staff and board leadership positions in community-based organizations in the fields of reproductive justice of women of color; youth development; hunger and homelessness. Her oral history and papers are included in the Voices of Feminism archival project at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. She is currently a bilingual training coordinator, at the Foundation Center, NYC, where she is responsible for designing and implementing fundraising training programs with a special focus on delivering English and Spanish training to under-resourced, grassroots organizations.  The workshop fee is $25 which includes resource materials. Registrants will receive a parking pass for the garage near the library.Checks made payable to: The Cultural Foundation of Broward, or by credit card online. For more information, call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist with the Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7530.

Click HERE to register online.

The South Florida Artists Association will host a “Meet-up” the evening of May 14 at Full Circle Gallery 201 SW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Ms. Rodriguez will provide a talk on preparing artist statements for the group, and any interested artists. For more information on this “Meet-up” event go to: or contact 954-695-1587. This Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts

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