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Grant Writing Basics For Artists From Research Through Submission
Director of Artist Services at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Course Description

Grant writers are hired for a reason: grants can be time consuming and carry implicit expectations that are hard to detect if it’s not your job. That said, understanding the process and a few key strategies and best practices can make grant writing much easier. Ana Fiore, Director of Artist Services at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, guides the viewer through the six basic components of most grant proposals and general, practical tips on the application process through submission. With this advice, you’ll be ready to tackle your first grant application or complete your fifteenth with increased clarity and success.

This course consists of a 50-minute video and a preliminary worksheet that should take at least an hour each time you apply for a grant.

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Ana Fiore
Director of Artist Services at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
As Director of Artist Services at LMCC, Ana Fiore oversees re-grant programs in support of community-based arts programming in Manhattan; artist residencies providing work space for creative development; the SU-CASA program, connecting artists with senior centers; and other artist service initiatives within the organization. The core of these programs is to increase the range of resources available to artists. Prior to LMCC, Ana aided fiscally sponsored artists at the New York Foundation for the Arts with a focus on demystifying the fundraising process. She has also served the Center for Performance Research, The Joyce, and Danspace Project.