After a long absence, I’ve decided to periodically post updates on Funding Your Bliss. Like many others in this recent downward economy, it’s been a struggle to keep funding my bliss. It’s been a treading water time for me trying to maintain as I’ve waited for opportunities to return. As many independent artists and creatives, I’ve been exploring other means of revenue as well as seeking grants and fellowships.
One unexpected source came from a Kickstarter-type project through United States Artists to help support expansion and distribution of my local radio show. Another has been to focus more locally and to reach out more to the community as I gestate my ideas for a national project. It’s also been a time of getting back into freelancing chops by producing feature stories on national radio shows.
But the main source of funding for my projects has come and will always come from writing grant proposals and getting public agencies to fund my work. This site has played host to many of my grantwriting tips. I’m more formally offering small group seminars to help others sharpen their writing, pitching and promotional skills when it comes to seeking funding.
Check out my Funding Your Bliss Grantwriting seminars on two different weekends in July 2012. If you’re in the Portland, OR area and would like to attend a small group group of six people to hone your writing/fundraising skills, let me know!
The dates are July 8th or July 21st at 1-5pm in my office/studio in SE Portland (where I took the above photo). Find more here. And if you want to make a weekend of it, I’m also offering the popular ‘How To Make Stunning Interviews” seminar on interviewing and professionally recording.
It’s just six people and me. The $100 seminar fee through MediaRites Productions also includes one free grant critique after the seminar. So far some great people are attending, and I’m looking forward to working with them.
It’s time for me to come back to this topic and to talk with you again. Please let me know what topics you might like to explore!
Take care, Dmae