In our Spring Grantwriting workshop, we’ll cover:
February 17, 1p-3p // Writing About Your Work- the project narrative & artist bio
February 24, 1p-3p // Creating Your Budget – income and expense categories, and how to create a budget for national funding
March 3, 1p-3p // Support Materials- the importance of a good work sample & how to make one
Attending all three sessions is required, with a little homework in between. Through the process, we’ll be on hand to provide feedback to those assembling grant proposals for upcoming funding opportunities, including the National Dance Project and National Theater Project deadlines (March 1 & 11). Participants are encouraged to come prepared with an active project idea, along with a prospective source of support.
Miranda Wright, Executive Director + Producer
Miranda launched Los Angeles Performance Practice in 2010, and the LAX Festival in 2013. Miranda comes from a theater background, and works as an independent producer and performance curator. She began her career with several internationally collaborative projects, producing work in Havana, Kampala, Kigali, and Prague. She has worked with Center Theatre Group, Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA, and CalArts Center for New Performance, among other, on special projects and initiatives. Miranda is currently working on special projects with CAP UCLA, including a research initiative with neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists led by Kristy Edmunds and Sam Miller. She is the 2014 recipient of Center Theatre Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award, awarded annually to an innovative and adventurous Los Angeles theater artist of promise, and is currently the Sherwood Award Artistic Program Coordinator. In 2015, she was awarded a Cultural Exchange International Fellowship through the City of Los Angeles and the British Council to work with ArtsAdmin in London, and in 2016 she was the Curatorial Artist in Residence at CAP UCLA. Miranda holds a certificate from the Institute for Curatorial Practice In Performance at Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Producing from California Institute of the Arts.
Rachel Scandling, Managing Director + Producer
Rachel has been working in performance as a producer, curator, and administrator for more than a decade. Most recently, she managed the City of Redondo Beach’s Cultural Arts Division, overseeing its performing arts center, municipal public art program, and historical museum. She fundraised and produced for the Music Center between 2010-2016, helping to launch Grand Park through the production of performance, public art installations, and large-scale festivals in downtown LA. Previously, she produced opera, dance, theater, and film, notably The Industry’s Invisible Cities and HOPSCOTCH. She holds her M.A. in Performance Curation from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the 2018 Sam Miller Prize for Best Thesis.