Musician, Writer, Consultant

Grant Writing Workshop for Composers

1320 Beverley Rd , Brooklyn, NY, United States

A workshop on researching, writing and budgeting proposals for music-focused grants and fellowships for individuals. I'll be preparing a packet of information tailored for composers living in New York City, offering advice on crafting a coherent and compelling proposal and project budget. Please bring questions and drafts of applications materials for grants you are interested in! Please RSVP using this form.


Grant Writing Workshop in Sunnyside, NY – August 18, 2013

Bliss on Bliss Art Projects 41-49 45th St, Sunnyside, NY, United States

Click here to RSVP now! Grants can be an vital part of every artist’s fundraising strategy, but the application process can be so complex that some deserving artists won’t even apply. The best way to give yourself a real chance to win arts grants is to learn the language of grant seeking, and what you can expect from particular grants and from the grant seeking process as a whole. Learn where and how to look for grants Time is precious when you are an artist, so it’s important to know what resources are available and what to look for so you don’t waste your time. This workshop will show you the best resources for research and how to use them. Learn the fundamentals of budgeting A grant budget is different from an accounting budget. We will talk about how to communicate to a potential funder that you can be trusted with their money. Learn to write a compelling proposal If you can write well about your ideas, then you’re much more likely to get your ideas funded. Good writing is not rocket science, but there are some important guidelines that we will discuss. Click here to RSVP now! This workshop will be a relaxed meeting of artists with common interests, and I make sure no one feels intimidated because they don’t know anything about grant writing. Beyond a great opportunity to improve your career, this will be a great place to meet like-minded artists who could be an important part of your community! Please follow this link to RSVP. About Douglas Detrick Douglas Detrick is a composer, trumpet player, and arts consultant whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources. He was awarded the 2011 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works and Presenting Jazz grants for his work with his chamber-jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble, and the commissioned work “The Bright and Rushing World” was premiered at New York’s Jazz Gallery in 2012 and performed throughout the United States. He has worked with the Festival of New Trumpet Music and the American Composer’s Alliance as well as many other individual artists all over New York. [googleapps domain="docs" dir="forms/d/1V-U6OH19DPj9kIU8zFkSXslPwvRMG2yKAXWVMlGVJto/viewform" query="embedded=true" width="760" height="500" /]


Panel Discussion @ OSU

Oregon State University

I'll be a panelist for OSU's Arts Entrepreneurship Day with representatives from the Portland visual arts, theatre, and indy rock communities, and then I'll do breakout sessions with individual students.