Fund Your Creative Project: Grant Writing for Artists

Fund Your Creative Project: Grant Writing for Artists

Gigi Rosenberg, author of “The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing,” shares advice on December 1 at 6:30 PM

The NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship team is happy to host this special opportunity to learn Grant Writing best practices from author and artist coach Gigi Rosenberg.

Fund Your Creative Project: Grant Writing for Artists
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: General Admission $20, NYFA Affiliated Artist $15
Registration: click here to register on Eventbrite

In this hands-on workshop, artists learn to write compelling and lively grant applications to fund their artistic projects. Based on Gigi Rosenberg’s book, The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing, the workshop provides examples of how to enlist a team to help write an application, research funding, decode application questions, and let grant writing propel your career forward. Specifically, you will learn:

  • How writing a grant benefits your career
  • How to create a detailed budget that supports your application
  • What criteria to use for choosing a strong work sample
  • Why you need to answer the questions that many applications don’t ask

Limited space is available and pre-registration is required. This workshop will be $15 for NYFA affiliated artists (current fiscally sponsored artists, Fellows, and IAP mentors, and mentees) and $20 for the general public. Artists of all experience levels are welcome to attend.


Gigi Rosenberg is an author and coach to visual, literary, and performing artists. Her writing has been published by Psychology Today, Seal Press, and Poets & Writers. In 2010, she wrote The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing (Watson-Guptill) to ensure that every moment an artist spends writing a grant application pushes their art further into the world. She’s editor of Professional Artist, a national business magazine for visual artists. For the latest, visit

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact [email protected].

Image credits: Audience at NYFA Talk, September 2016, Photo Credit: Alicia Ehni; Gigi Rosenberg, Image Courtesy of Gigi Rosenberg

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