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Small Arts Organizations Approach to Local, DCLA and NYSCA Grants

Learn, Mix and Mingle!

Join us for the Second of  3 FREE West Harlem Technical Assistance Workshops & Artist Mixer Events

Who:  A West Harlem Arts Alliance (WHAA) and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Collaboration

What: A Technical Assistance Workshop followed by a Mix & Mingle 

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Workshop: 5:300-6:15 pm – Hispanic Society Museum & Library, 613 West 155th Street @ Broadway

Mixer: 6:30-8:00 pm – Outdoor Patio or in the Soroya Room @ the Hispanic Society Museum


5:30-6:15 pm ~ Small Arts Organizations Approach to Local CBG, DCLA and NYSCA Grant ~ Juanita Lara, Development Director for BronxNet TV.

Art Organizations are essential for New York City. Building community, springboarding artist careers and raising the visibility of cultural diversity. This workshop aims to support Art Organizations looking to fund their programs via local, city, and state grants. Designed for small to intermediate-sized arts organizations, this workshop will cover key and basic proposal elements most commonly found in government RFPs. Samples of key proposal questions will be given careful attention as well as practical advice on how to respond and submit a competitive application.  

This workshop will focus on key elements like project description, goals and objectives, budget, impact and tracking progress, community engagement and more. Best practices and tips will be shared. Learn how to present your proposal effectively and with confidence.

6:30-8:00 pm ~ Mix & Mingle ~ Hispanic Society Outdoor Terrace or Soroya Room

A post-workshop networking Mixer in the outdoor terrace of the Hispanic Society or in the (Soroya Room if bad weather) will bring together facilitators, partners, and artists to engage in dialogue, ask questions, and network around the workshop themes. Light refreshments will be provided. 

The workshop will be presented by Juanita Lara, Development Director for BronxNet TV. Juanita has 20+ years as non-profit fundraising consultant for arts organizations and artists. She is a writer, theater director/performer and is currently working on (and fundraising for) a scripted series for BronxNet TV.

This workshop will be in-person only, so to reserve your seat, please

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