Artist Workshop: Applying for Grants & Residencies

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Date(s) - 11/17
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Applying for artist grants provides artists an opportunity to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. Grants can help artists pay for materials, studio space, or even their rent, allowing artists the time to make work without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills, giving them the freedom to make work in an unrestricted manner and dedicate their time to being fully creative.

This workshop is designed for artists, writers and other creative professionals who seek time and money to pursue their projects. Attendees will learn how to:

• Search for opportunities

• Identify the documents you need to apply for grants and residencies

• Write a compelling application

• Develop a realistic budget for projects

• Tackle rejection with strategies to keep a winning mindset

• Celebrate the wins and use them to garner other opportunities

All eventbrite registrants will be sent the Zoom login information prior to the event date and start time.

About the presenter: Cheryl Derricotte is a visual artist favoring the mediums of glass and paper. Originally from Washington, DC, she lives and makes art in San Francisco and has an extensive background in the arts and community development.

Cheryl holds the Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), the Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and a B.A. in Urban Affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Cheryl is active in the thought leadership arena through service as Secretary aka The Minister of Information for Three Point Nine Art Collective, a group of Black artists responding to the changing demographics of San Francisco, and as the Chief Mindfulness Officer of Crux, a nationwide cooperative of Black artists working at the intersection of art and technology, particularly in the VR space.

Her awards include the Antenna Paper Machine Residency (New Orleans 2020); the San Francisco Individual Artist Commission and the Puffin Foundation Grant, (both 2019/2020). Prior awards include the Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellowship for Artists; the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Visionary Award; the Rick and Val Beck Scholarship for Glass, and she was named an inaugural Emerging Artist at the Museum of the African Diaspora, on the occasion of the museum’s 10th anniversary.

Derricotte sat on the other side of the funding table as a panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council (Baltimore) and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (Washington). She reviewed state and local arts program grants for Maryland-based arts presenters and public art for inclusion in the new hospital for people living with mental illness in Washington, DC. She has taught over 400 artists how to get grants, residencies and shows through workshops at her alma mater CIIS, CCA, Art Academy, Loyola (Baltimore, MD) and private coaching

About ArtSpan Artist Workshops: ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

Workshops are free to attend for all ArtSpan Artists Members. A $20 suggested donation is requested from Non-Member attendees. No one turned away for lack of funds.