Words and Pictures: The Art of Writing Project Statements and Grant Proposals – P07W02-20

Date: Jul 14 - 16, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Sara Terry

Price Option(s):
$275 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$995 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)


This two-part workshop is a must for any photographer who wants to learn how to write better grant proposals to support personal work and long term projects.

In the first of two 90-minute sessions, documentary photographer and filmmaker Sara Terry explains what makes a strong proposal, shares tips for writing better proposals, shares resources on grants and grant writing and gives insights into funders’ thinking from her perspective as a funder with her non-profit, The Aftermath Project. During the second 90-minute sessions, each student will receive personal feedback on their own written statements and on how to sequence their images for a grant proposal, as well as suggestions (when applicable) for grants to apply for. Each student planning to share a project for Sara’s feedback will provide a project statement and no more than 20 images prior to the workshop.


Documentary photographer and filmmaker Sara Terry is a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, a Sundance Documentary Fellow and a member of VII Photo agency. She has written successful grant proposals totaling nearly $2 million. As the founder and artistic director of The Aftermath Project, with 12 years of grant-making experience, she also knows what funders are looking for. In addition to her own visual practice, Terry consults as a grant writer and story consultant with filmmakers and photographers.


Additional Information:  This workshop will meet 3-4:30PM MST  (TF) Tuesday and Thursday. Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. This workshop is limited to five students.

Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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