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PFP Workshops

The Folklore Project offers technical assistance to Philadelphia-area grassroots groups and traditional artists.

At our free workshops, we can walk you through basic grants application processes, and even more important, we can help you think about how to do work that is right for you or your organization, that won't sink you, and through which you can sustain diverse and alternative folk and traditionally-grounded arts in our region. Workshops take place at the PFP office, 735 S. 50th Street, generally on the second Saturday of most months, from October through June, usually 10 AM - Noon. (The exact calendar changes, so check below for current dates). Workshops are free, but spaces are limited and you MUST RSVP to attend. Please call us: 215.726.1106 or email pfp@folkloreproject.org. Upcoming workshops are:

October 10, 2009
FOLK ARTS GRANT-WRITING 101
Intro to folk arts-friendly funding opportunities in the Philadelphia area. Where can you go for funds to support your heritage arts efforts? Review upcoming deadlines and see what works for you. Leave with a plan!

November 14, 2009
FOLK ARTS GRANTS: ARTIST STATEMENTS
Focus on basic elements of applications, with hands-on practice. How do you explain what you do (to people who have no idea where you come from!)

December 12, 2009
FOLK ARTS PROJECT NARRATIVES AND BUDGETS
Hands-on coaching at basic elements of grant-writing. How do you plan and undertake a folk arts / heritage project and describe it in a narrative? How do you build a budget that enables you to do what you need to do?

February 11, 2010
2 PM-7 PM
Leeway Grants: Meet With The Funders. Leeway offers grants for women and trans artists working for social change. The next Art and Change application deadline ($2,500) is March 1st. The next Transformation Award grant ($15,000) is May 15th. At this session, PFP hosts Leeway representatives who will meet with you, answer questions and provide applicant support. There is no need to make an appointment and drop-ins are welcome! Contact Leeway with any questions: 215.545.4078. More info about Leeway is at www.leeway.org.

February 13, 2010
10 AM - Noon
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: FOLK ARTS GRANT-WRITING 101

Our intro to folk arts-friendly funding opportunities in the Philadelphia area. Where can you go for funds to support your heritage arts efforts? Review upcoming deadlines and see what works for you. Leave with a plan!

March 13, 2010
10 AM - Noon
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: WRITING ARTISTS' STATEMENTS IN THE FOLK ARTS

Focus on basic elements of applications, with hands-on practice. How do you explain what you do (to people who have no idea where you come from!)

April 10, 2010
10 AM - Noon
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: OPEN SESSION

Individual appointments for workshop attendees to move youir projects forward: please call for a time slot. Spaces limited and by appointment only.

May 8, 2010
10 AM - Noon
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: SUMMER GRANT DEADLINES

Learn about and work on applications for projects, fellowships and apprenticeships in the folk and traditional arts.