In alignment with our organizational commitment to enhance and strengthen the vitality of the Newark arts creative community through personal and professional development programming, Newark Arts will coordinate and host a series of convenings for members of the arts and culture sector, addressing some of their most pressing concerns.
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MARCH 7: Navigating Grant Opportunities In The Arts


March 7, 2024

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


NAVIGATING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS, is led by Heather Bhandari, Author of the book, “Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career.”

This webinar provides creatives with a comprehensive guide to effectively navigate the diverse landscape of grant opportunities in the arts, covering research, proposal crafting, and insider tips for a successful application process.

Attendees will:
– Learn effective research techniques for finding relevant grants.
– Learn how to craft compelling grant proposals with key components for success.
– Understand how to navigate the grant application process.
– Gain insider tips for successful grant applications.

About Workshop Leader, Heather Bhandari:

Heather Bhandari (she/her) is the Co-Founder of CreativeStudy, an online education platform for the creative sector, born from the success of the Art World Conference (AWC). A curator, co-founder of podcast The Remix, and adjunct lecturer at Brown University, she authored the widely-used book ART/WORK.

About Newark Artist Database:

Newark Artist Database is an online database for Newark-based multidisciplinary visual artists. Newark Artists is a free platform that was developed to highlight and celebrate artists whose creative practices are locally rooted. This database acknowledges the artist’s crucial role in this city. Additionally, it serves as a way to invest in and support our creative community.

The platform includes artist profiles, an arts organization directory, and a continuously updated list of opportunities for creative practitioners. It is powered by Project for Empty Space as an effort to serve the artists and audiences of Newark.


Convenings 2023

OCTOBER 28: So you’re accepted into an exhibit; now what?

FEBRUARY 16: Ask a Curator with Jasmine Wahi

Convenings 2021

FEBRUARY 26: Newark Women’s Writers Workshop

MARCH 24: Reading Your Grant Application Toolkit with Ashley Artis

MAY 19: Photography With Anthony Alvarez + Colleen O’Neal

MAY 26: Meet Me At The Residency! With David Antonio Cruz

JUNE 9: Crafting Your Elevator Pitch With Robin Cembalest

SEPTEMBER 22: Art Writing for Artists with Robin Cembalest

SEPTEMBER 29: Creating Your “About” Blurb with Robin Cembalest

October 27: Best Practices 2: Photographing Your Art with Anthony Alvarez + Colleen O’Neal

Convenings 2020

FEBRUARY 19: Newark Women’s Writers Workshop

FEBRUARY 20: Building Wealth Through Lifelong Learning

MARCH 5: 5 Steps To Filmmaking Success with Kay The Kreator

MARCH 21: Words & Wellness

Convenings 2019

DECEMBER 18: Newark Women’s Writers Workshop

NOVEMBER 14: Artist & Creative’s Health & Wellness Initiative

OCTOBER 16: Artist & Creative’s Health & Wellness Initiative

OCTOBER 8: Legacy Lives On

AUGUST 28: NWWW: Newark Women’s Writers Workshop

AUGUST 21: Financial Empowerment With LISC

 JULY 27-28: LPMF Sustainable Health & Wellness Village

JULY 14: How to make a living as an artist, creative, or musician

MARCH 7: Health & Wellness

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