Workshop: How to Apply for Grants and Exhibitions

Nov 19, 7pm - 8pm at ARTSPACE

As an artist, it is essential that you cultivate an ability to present your practice in a professional, efficient manner. Whether applying for grants or for exhibitions, you are regularly asked to articulate the core structure and themes of your practice in polished, accessible texts. In addition to that, you need to find the opportunities that best match your goals for success and provide support materials that speak to jurors, curators, and programmers positively and effectively. This talk will be an overview of writing tips and suggestions relevant to assembling applications for grants and exhibitions. While we’ll focus on best practices for presenting your work to an audience through applications, we will also cover the following topics:

  • What to expect from Application Guidelines
  • How to submit an online application with Submittable and Dropbox
  • Some general Do’s and Don’ts for Applications

Following this talk, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a 45-minute, independent writing review with Artspace’s Assistant Curator, Hannah Keating. Bring an existing piece of writing (for example: an artist statement, artist bio, or project description) and Hannah will workshop the text with you, working through edits and questions one-on-one. You will be able to sign up for a time slot at the talk on Tuesday, November 19th.

Limited space is available for the one-on-one writing reviews; sign ups will be on a first come, first served bases. They are free for all Artspace Members. Not a member? No problem! You can buy a membership in advance here, or you can sign up on November 19th at the gallery.