Words and Pictures: The Art of Writing Project Statements and Grant Proposals
Instructor: Sara Terry
Cost: $450 USD
Duration: Three 90-Minute Sessions (March 8, 9 & 10 2021 from 1PM EDT – 2:30PM EDT)
Class size: 8
Skill level: All levels
This three-part workshop is 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 three 90-minute sessions, documentary photographer and filmmaker Sara Terry will explain what makes a strong proposal, including writing tips and how to sequence photos, share resources on grants and grant writing and give insights into funders’ thinking from her perspective as a funder with her non-profit, The Aftermath Project. The second session includes a writing exercise during class, which students will share and discuss. During the third 90-minute sessions, each student will receive personal feedback on their project statements and on how to sequence their photos 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 should provide a project statement and no more than 20 images before the workshop.
About the Instructor
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.