GROUNDWERK 7.3 [ONLINE RESOURCE] // WRITING FUNDING APPLICATIONS
How can you put together a concise proposal that clearly communicates your aims and ambitions for a project, demonstrates its feasibility, and excites the reader? Whether applying for funding, residencies, or other opportunities, knowing how to write a strong proposal is a skill that every artist and creative should have in their toolkit.
In this resource developed by curator and writer Holly Willats, comb through the dos & don’ts of application-writing. View sample questions along with tips that Holly has herself used to build successful grant proposals. This resource focusses on applying for project funding, but many of the pointers given can also be applied to writing proposals for residencies and other artist opportunity call outs.
Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.
// ABOUT HOLLY WILLATS
Holly Willats is an independent curator & writer, and the Director of the arts organisation, Art Licks. Art Licks supports the work of early career artists across the UK and champions artist-led activity and self-organised initiatives.
Having founded Art Licks in 2010, Holly has since edited 24 issues of its magazine, directed seven editions of its London festival (the Art Licks Weekend) and produced and curated various artist events, including those at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art. She recently carried out residencies in São Paulo, Brazil; and Bogotá, Colombia.
Holly also works as a freelance curator and writer, recently curating exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 53 Beck Road, and ALPS. She has written for Art Monthly and ArtQuest on research into artist-led activity in London and other cities, including São Paulo, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal.
www.artlicks.com / www.artlicksweekend.com
Art Licks magazine, issues 17 – 24, photo courtesy of Art Licks
Art Licks Weekend 2015, photo courtesy of Art Licks