Summer 2021 Professional Development Workshops: Stay Ready!
We are excited to announce our Stay Ready Summer Professional Development Workshops! Free to the public with additional 1:1 private sessions for DMV residents. All sessions will be FREE via Zoom and recorded for registrants who can't attend the live workshops.
Where the Money Resides: How to Create Winning Work Samples and Budget Narratives
A Grant Writing Workshop with Holly Bass
July 17th 11 - 12:30PM EST
In this grant writing workshop geared towards the dance field, we will focus on creating compelling work samples, budgets and budget narratives. We will explore the differences between expectations for local and state agency grants versus national level grants. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the funding landscape, opportunities for growth and awareness of how their work fits into the larger ecosystem.
1:1 Sessions July 18 - 25
In these 25 minute, one-on-one sessions, participants will have the opportunity to get targeted responses to one or two questions or advice on a persistent challenge they have faced with regards to receiving funding and support for their work. Participants are also welcome to share a brief video work sample (up to two minutes) and a written budget from a previous application.
HOLLY BASS is a multidisciplinary performance and visual artist, writer and director. She studied modern dance (under Viola Farber) and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning her Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has received numerous grants from the DC Arts Commission and is the recipient of a 2019 Red Bull Detroit artist-in-residence, a 2019 Dance/USA Artist Fellowship, and a 2019-2021 Live Feed residency from New York Live Arts. She is currently the national director for Turnaround Arts at the Kennedy Center, a program which uses the arts strategically to transform schools facing severe inequities.
Don't miss our upcoming event!
Emergency Preparedness Workshop with Carol Foster
July 27th 6 -7:30PM EST
This workshop will prepare the dancer, dance companies, and the dance community for the unexpected emergencies that are happening around us daily. From natural disasters to the ongoing effects of climate change, Carol will prepare us for what's to come and the lingering consequences of what has preceded us. Through economic turmoil and national tragedies, how can you be best prepared and how can you plant the seeds to thrive ahead? Carol will go through contingency plans, sources of aid, and re-opening in a post-Pandemic world.
1:1 Sessions August 1 - 7
Carol will offer individual sessions for those needing extra help for specific problems. As dancers and organizations often have struggles unique to them, she will offer aid and advice from her years of expertise and planning.
CAROL FOSTER is currently Special Programs Assistant for the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE (IABD), and she is working in the capacity as PERFORMING ARTS READINESS (PAR) Emergency Preparedness Consultant/Circuit Rider (one of four in the country). She is a founding member of IABD and has committed over forty-five years of dedicated service to the arts and arts education.
Foster has given countless hours in community service and has offered advice and support to many aspiring arts students, instructors, future company directors, etc. Her favorite quote is an old African proverb that states, "you must always proceed as though you cannot fail." Carol Foster is pleased to add consultant/circuit rider for Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) to her extensive resume and skill-set. Training and working in this capacity have been eye-opening experiences. Foster is gratified to share this new-found knowledge with the dance community and is proud to be one of four consultant/circuit riders in the country now representing the PAR project.