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Demystifying the Process: Artist Statements & Grant Proposals with Susan Caraballo
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
Class has been postponed due to Hurricane Dorian. The new dates are September 10, 17 and 24.
Tuesdays, September 10 – 24 (3 weeks)
7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami
Whether participants are in the midst of a fellowship application and want feedback or they want to delve into writing proposals, this workshop provides a hands-on approach to the process. The workshop will start with ways to write an effective and persuasive artist statement by taking participants through creative writing exercises as tools to describe and talk about their work. Through a combination of exercises, discussions, and a mock panel review, participants will gain first-hand experience in the grant writing and grant making process.
Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Participants are asked to provide a digital version of their current artist statement. Participants will also be asked to fill out a mock artist fellowship during the course of the workshop. Applications will be peer reviewed by participants. Participants are encouraged to bring writing materials or a laptop to the workshop sessions.
Susan Caraballo has had a long career as an independent arts consultant, producer, and curator. Early in her career, she founded Artemis, a service and presenting non-profit arts organization, whose mission was to support and develop South Florida-based artists. Currently, Susan works with the Harpo Foundation and independently curating exhibitions and developing creative projects. Most recently, she organized a symposium at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, “ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis?” as part of the annual Congress of the IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art which she co-organized as well. From 2012-2016, Susan served as the Artistic Director of the ArtCenter/South Florida (now Oolite Arts). Prior to this appointment, Susan was the Producer and Assistant Curator for the Contemporary Arts Project at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Administrator at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. She has worked with numerous arts organizations and artists in South Florida and Washington, D.C. Her professional development workshops have been presented throughout South Florida as well as nationally and internationally.
Susan has served on a number of Boards of Directors and Committees, including City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Project Art, Tigertail Productions, 801 Projects, SFCA’s interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop, and the Children’s Cultural Coalition. She has also served as a panelist on several grant review panels including Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Southern Arts Federation, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Ohio Arts Council and Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival.