Professional Development Workshop

In this workshop led by Frances Cathryn of wip_projects participants devised a plan to begin a formal creative project, which including topics to consider when writing a proposal, developing an appropriate schedule, and choosing concepts that best represent participants’ creative practice.

Participants learned the basics for putting together a solid application, the dos and don’ts when applying, and tips for documenting their work.


Special thanks to the Artist West Association in the Waltham Mills for generously hosting the workshop and to Alba Market for their delicious treats, coffee and tea.


Workshop details

February 16, 2019 • 11am - 4pm

Waltham Mills
Artist West Association
Building 4, 2nd Floor
144 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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Frances Cathryn is an arts activist and community organizer who volunteers her time and skills to cultivate equity in underserved creative communities. She has worked for nearly a decade in publishing and nonprofits, and has contributed to numerous publications and organizations including ARTnews, the Museum of Modern Art, and KINDER journal. She is committed to supporting underrepresented artists, using her platform at wip_projects to maintain the professional viability of creative pursuits. Frances also participates in organizations such as the Female Design Council and Art + Feminism that amplify the work of artists whose careers are often overlooked. She is a grant writer for Instar Lodge, a community-fostering organization and creative workspace in Germantown, New York. And she leads a workshop series for creatives to develop foundational skills, including writing an artist statement and putting together a project proposal, to comfortably and confidently communicate their practice in professional ways.