GINAA FUND FOR NATIVE ARTISTS
Small Grants Program & Grantwriting workshops
Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012
| 10:00 am
Galería de la Raza is pleased to announce our fourth annual round of GINAA grants to support Native American and Indigenous artists who reside in the San Francisco/Bay Area. In order to apply, all grant applicants are required to attend a free two-day workshop at Galería.
Launched in 2009, GINAA (Grantwriting for Indigenous and Native American Artists) is a Professional Development program that provides Native American and Indigenous artists the grant writing and artistic program planning skills to write competitive proposals and to access government and foundation arts funding. The workshop presenters will explore strategies to make artistic projects compelling, to design projects that address the funders’ priorities, to target and reach an audience and to develop a budget, a work sample and a biographical summary. By the workshop’s conclusion, all participants will have completed a proposal draft and will have an additional week to submit a final application to Galería.
Galeria will award up to 5 grants ranging from $250 to $1000. Successful applicants will have free use of Galería’s venue to present exhibitions, film screenings, performances, literary readings, panel discussions, community gatherings and other events (see detailed list below). The artists who submit the most competitive proposals will also receive individualized follow-up coaching that will increase their ability to access matching funds from other government or foundation arts funding sources. All funded projects will be presented at Galeria de la Raza in 2012-2013.
Please complete the simple registration form located on our website www.galeriadelaraza.org and submit to the Galería by Friday, June 15, 2012 5pm.
WHO CAN APPLY
The applicant should be a Native American artist or a Native American-lead project/ organization based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Native American describes people with indigenous North, Central and South American heritage as well as Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and the indigenous people of Guam (whether enrolled, federally or nationally recognized, or not). From the Discrimination By Omission: Issues of Concern for Native Americans in San Francisco, A Report of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, August 23, 2007. We request that applicants represent their Native heritage, tribal affiliations and the lineage of their traditional cultural practices with integrity in the grants application process.
Because the workshop is limited to 12 participants, early registration is highly recommended. Please note that only one person per project/ organization may attend. If applications exceed our capacity, we will select applicants based on the appropriateness of their proposed project for Galería’s programming.
Registration: April 1- June 15, 2012
Workshops: Saturday, June 30: 10 am-3pm & Sunday, July 15: 12 am-4pm
Deadline to submit 1st draft: Thursday, July 5 at 5pm.
Deadline to submit final proposals: Tuesday, July 26 at 5pm
WHERE: Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
In order to apply for funding, all grant applicants must attend a free two-day grantwriting workshop at Galería.
● Download a registration form from our website (www.galeriadelaraza.org).
● Read guidelines, requirements and FAQ carefully
● Fill out Registration Form and submit by email to email@example.com by Friday, June 15, 2012, 5pm.
Capacity is limited to 12 participants; we strongly recommend early registration.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
- 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Understanding the funding system, grant guidelines and grant program evaluation criteria. Deconstruction of respective projects into their various stages and components: creation, development, production; publicity and marketing; documentation and evaluation. The workshop presenters will explore strategies to make artistic projects compelling, to design projects that address the funders’ priorities, to target and reach an audience and to develop a budget, a work sample and a biographical summary.
- 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Writing Session with individualized assistance.
(Thursday, July 5 at 5pm: Submission of 1st Draft)
SUNDAY, JULY 15
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: A review panel of professionals in various disciplines and fields will evaluate the submitted proposals in public and will score proposals based on the evaluation criteria stated below.
- 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Extended question and answer period that will enable the artists to grasp what they need to do to make their final grant proposals more competitive.
(Tuesday, July 26 at 5pm: Submission of Final Proposal)
WHAT WE FUND
Galeria will fund event-based projects (literary, screenings, panel discussions, etc.) or visual art productions (for example: exhibition, window installation, public billboard, etc.) Grants will be awarded based on appropriateness of proposed project for Galería programming. We encourage participants to familiarize themselves with Galería programs by visiting our website www.galeriadelaraza.org. Please note that we only fund projects that entail a public presentation.
Artists or groups can submit proposals for:
● The Studio 24 gallery (two-week visual arts exhibition, all media). Proposals can be for individual artists exhibitions, or curatorial projects.
● Installation for 24th Street window display.
● The Bryant St. billboard (Digital Mural Program and a complementary public program),
● Film & Video screenings (curatorial projects and complementary discussions),
● Educational projects (workshops, classes, etc.) for youth or adults, and
● The performance space (one time event, including but not limited to spoken word events, panel discussions, music, movement, etc.)
For performance presentations, please take into consideration that they will take place in a gallery setting; that sound amplification is permitted only until 9:30 pm; and that the maximum audience capacity is 70 people.
WHAT WE DO NOT FUND
We do not fund projects that do not involve a public component (for example, finishing a book project, editing a video, publishing a book or recording a music CD).
Appropriateness of proposed project for Galería’s programming and venue.
»» Project fits into one of the categories of Galería’s programming described above.
Quality of the Proposed Art Project
»» Quality of the proposed art project, including its curatorial or artistic vision, programming, etc.
»» Qualifications and experience of the artists providing creative leadership for, or involved in, the project.
Quality & Soundness of the Plan
»» The soundness and thoroughness of the project implementation plan.
»» The soundness of the project budget
»» The clarity of the proposal.
Impact on the Targeted Audience
»» Whether a large audience, OR a smaller audience drawn from a specific community, is likely to be wellserved
and enriched by the project.
»» The credibility of the artist’s plans for securing the desired audience or participants for its project.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Upon the conclusion of the grantwriting workshops, participants will have two weeks to revise and submit their final proposals to Galería. All proposals should be postmarked, hand delivered or emailed NO LATER than 5pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2012. No exceptions!
1. Complete the grant application form and answer all questions. Please include questions in your proposal narrative.
2. Provide work samples of your work as it relates to proposed project. Please submit digital files on CD-Rom, Audio CDs, and DVDs. Please limit your work samples as follows:
● Visual arts: 5 digital images max. (Please no paper!)
● Sound: max. 3 minutes
● Video: max. 3 minutes
● Literature: max. 2 pages (double space, 12 pt font.)
3. Email one copy of your narrative proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. And deliver or mail a hard copy and work samples to:
GALERIA DE LA RAZA | GINAA PROGRAM
2857 24th Street
San Francisco CA 94110.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
June 15 Deadline to register
June 30 First workshop (10 am-3pm)
July 5, 5pm Submit final drafts to panelists for review
July 15 Second workshop & panel review (12pm – 4pm)
July 26, 5pm Submit final proposals
August 3 Award notifications
Founded in 1970 by local artists active in the Chicano civil rights moment, Galería de la Raza is an interdisciplinary space for art, thought and activism. Galería organizes cutting-edge art exhibitions, as well as multimedia presentations, performances and spoken-word events, film screenings, computer-generated murals and educational activities, such as panel discussions, and workshops. Galería is a non-profit, community-based Latino arts organization located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. It is nationally recognized and is one of the Bay Area’s oldest, most well respected arts organizations.
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR BIOS
Fundraising and Strategic Planning Consultant Jeff Jones is one of the Bay Area’s most successful fundraisers. Since 1976, he has authored approximately 3500 successful proposals, almost all of them for arts organizations of color and LGBT arts groups. To date, he has assisted over 40 non-profits to formulate three-year strategic plans.
Principal Consultant, Acosta & Associates, Marie Acosta (Tongva) has extensive experience in the arts including artistic programming, long range planning, fund development, financial management, and advocacy. Ms. Acosta worked with Brava for Women in the Arts, SPARC, San Jose Multi-Cultural Guild, and Fresh Meat to name a few of her clients. She raised over $3.5M for her clients over a three-year period. An artist as well, Acosta was a collective member, actress, and General Manager with the San Francisco Mime Troupe from 1980-1986.
GINAA (Grantwriting for Indigenous and Native American Artists) is generously funded by the Native American Arts and Cultural Traditions grant program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
1. WHAT IS GINAA?
GINAA (Grantwriting for Indigenous and Native American Artists) GINAA (Grantwriting for Indigenous and Native American Artists) is a Professional Development program that provides Native American and Indigenous artists the grant writing and artistic program planning skills to write competitive proposals and to access government and foundation arts funding.
2. I HAVE SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. CAN I MISS A WORKSHOP SESSION?
No, if necessary, applicants can leave early during the afternoon session. Each 5-hour workshop will involve a morning session (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) where workshop instructors will provide information on how to write a competitive proposal to seek funding from Foundation and Government agencies and an afternoon session (1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) for writing and one-on-one assistance.
3. SHOULD I BRING MY OWN LUNCH?
Yes. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.
4. SHOULD I BRING MY OWN LAPTOP?
Yes, we strongly encourage applicants to bring their own laptops; a limited number of computers will be available on site.
5. I CAN’T ATTEND THE WORKSHOP. CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT PROPOSAL?
No, only workshop participants are eligible to submit project proposals.
6. CAN I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR A PROJECT THAT COSTS MORE THAN $1000?
No, all proposed projects must be self-contained and within the funding range.
7. THE TYPE OF PROJECT I AM PROPOSING IS NOT LISTED IN THE ELIGIBLE PROJECTS.
Galeria is open to many different art forms, media, and event formats. If the kind of project you would like to present is not listed here, please describe clearly your proposed project in the registration form, and, if necessary, a Galeria staff member will contact you for further clarification.
8. I ATTENDED THE GINAA WORKSHOP IN A PREVIOUS YEAR, CAN I PARTICIPATE AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Yes, artists who previously participated in a prior workshop can attend.
9. I RECEIVED A GINAA GRANT IN A PREVIOUS YEAR, CAN I SUBMIT A NEW PROJECT PROPOSAL?
Yes, artists who have attended prior workshops and were awarded a grant are eligible to pursue a new commission.
10. WILL I RECEIVE FURTHER ASSISTANCE TO APPLY TO OTHER GRANT PROGRAMS?
Yes, up to 6 artists who submit the most competitive proposals will receive individualized follow-up coaching that will increase their ability to access matching funds from other government or foundation arts funding sources.
11. CAN I ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND NOT SUBMIT A FINAL PROPOSAL?
Yes, however, we strongly encourage all participants to take full advantage of the GINAA program.
If you have any questions, please email Adriana Grino at email@example.com.