In the Loop

Workshop | Language, Tone, and Substance: Strategies for Funding Your Art Practice

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free Students
      RSVP to Josh Hobson at
  • Description

    The Fine Arts College Council (FACC) and the Camera and Optics Photography Association (COPA) at the University of Florida are pleased to offer Language, Tone, and Substance: Strategies for Funding Your Art Practice for School of Art + Art History students. Sean Donaher, curator and arts administration professional, will be giving this one-time only grant-writing workshop on February 23 from 3-5 pm in Fine Arts Building C, Room 103 (FAC 103). Donaher will guide participants through the steps necessary to create a cohesive, comprehensive and competitive grant for funding in the arts and humanities.

    To participate please RSVP to Josh Hobson at Only 25 spots are available and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

    About the workshop:

    In his roles as Director and Curator of CEPA and Big Orbit Galleries and  Chair of the Arts Education and Visual Arts panels at the New York State Council on the Arts over the past 20 years, Sean Donaher has written, received, administered and distributed grants totaling tens of millions of dollars. In his conversational workshop, Language, Tone, and Substance: Strategies for Funding Your Art Practice, participants will gain insight into effective strategies common to successful fundraising efforts, regardless of arena or focus.  Whether soliciting a gallery, residency program, foundation, government agency, individual, or even engaging in a crowdsourcing campaign, the strategies discussed will ensure that emphasis is placed on conveying not only the quality of your product (art, project, opportunity) but also on your ability to successfully realize it if funded. In a world full of great art, great ideas, instilling confidence in the funder is often the difference between success and failure.

  • Venue
    Fine Arts Building C (FAC)
    Room #
    FL 32611
    Fine Arts Building C (FAC) Website