Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11am - 4pm

This five hour workshop led by Frances Cathryn of wip_projects will help participants plan a formal creative project, including topics to consider when writing a proposal, developing an appropriate schedule, and choosing concepts that best represent participants’ creative practice.

In the first two hours, participants will be asked to draft a project proposal and are encouraged to bring in any current proposals and documentation of their work for peer review. The second half of the workshop will utilize the foundational writing skills from the first part and apply them to grant funding, an artist-residency program, or an open call for work.

Participants will learn the basics for putting together a solid application, the dos and don’ts when applying, and tips for documenting their work. The final hour will ask participants to create a first draft of an application and workshop it with the group.

Recommended for creative + cultural practitioners.

How to apply

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Registration is first-come, first-serve.

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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.