I specialize in assisting:
Read below to learn about my services and pricing. I offer sliding-scale fees as well, for those currently experiencing hardship or oppression.
Grants serve as opportunities for artists to find funding for their work, and I offer my talents as a grant writer and consultant to guide in this process. I bring expertise from multiple arenas: working in mental health non-profits as both a peer supporter and social worker, a freelance writing career, a spirit of advocacy and social justice, and lifelong dedication to musical study and teaching.
When I assist an artist, I take time to internalize a big picture of who they are, what are committed to in their creative work. In all grant writing work I produce, I focus on conveying that vision to the funder. Note that funders like to see a direct impact on the community, where there is a public component, an opportunity for teaching and learning, or an end product that has a lasting, long-term impact.
I won QCA's 2022 New Work Grant to put on a 1-woman show featuring viola music and personal storytelling. I will be premiering the event on October 14, 2022 at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) in Jamaica, Queens, NYC!
I wrote a winning grant for classical violist Ann Roggen, who received a 2022 Arts Fund grant to put on a 3-concert series featuring viola works written by 20th & 21st century BIPOC women composers!
I successfully wrote the annual RFP for Dorchester Senior Citizens Center, to ensure that their funding remains for the next fiscal year!
If you are just getting started with grant writing, we can start by developing ideas for a project that will have a good chance of being funded. I will create a 1-page Power Prospectus, which you can use to quickly promote your project idea.
If you're already working on a grant application, I can help with:
Proofreading: Correcting spelling and grammar: 5 cents per word ($50 minimum)
Developmental Edit: A more intensive edit where I provide comprehensive feedback on what you've written, so it can be further refined: 10 cents per word ($100 minimum)
I can search grant datbases to find grants that are a good fit for your project idea. The cost of a full search would be determined in an initial consultation. If you are on a budget, I can work for an hourly rate.
No matter where you are in the grant writing process, I can assess your progress and provide focus and clarity. I can offer suggestions on how to refine your project ideas, and I can keep track of your progress and provide support. I can also review any writing you've done and offer on-the-spot feedback.