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How To Get Funding To Write and Create

Date: Saturday October 28
10:00am - 5:00pm

Problems finding money causes many a creative project to run aground. We can't make money appear from the sky, but we can spend a day getting as prepared as possible for arts funding applications, and maximize our chances of winning one. We'll focus on local grants for people trying to get writing and arts projects off the ground, and on establishing your qualifications along with concise goals, demonstrating the trajectory of your work, writing clear statements that committee readers "get," and using statement headings for easy navigation. You'll emerge ready to stop staring at that blank application!

Instructors: Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco fiction writer and essayist. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Callaloo, Guernica, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Portland Review, Pleiades, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, and others. She is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2012). Lyzette has been awarded writing residencies at the Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Horned Dorset Colony (NY), Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (AR), and The Banff Centre (Alberta). She is the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, an Individual Artist Commission grant from San Francisco Arts Commission, and two Professional Development Grants from the Creative Capacity Fund.

Location: Media Alliance at the Pacific Felt Factory 2830 20th Street San Francisco (between Bryant and York)


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