Grant Writing Workshop: 10am to 1pm Saturday December 15th, 2018

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(Pictured above, Moving with the Dreaming)

How do you describe an unusual project to a potential funder? How do you decide how much to ask for? How do you determine which fund to apply to? If you want answers to these and other questions the HipCinema Labs Grantwriting Workshop is for you! Held on Saturday December 15th from 10am to 1pm you will learn the fundamentals for grant writing and the application process. Registration open to 7 people max. If you are interested in taking the workshop, please send your name and a brief project description to

Cost is $45. Payment through PAYPAL here.  If you are part of the SocialChangeHer network you receive a discount here. Once payment is received, details and directions will be sent out. The location is in North West Philadelphia near Regional Rail and bus routes.

Things you will receive in the workshop:

  • Sample budget for film projects
  • Sample proposals
  • Outline for creating a proposal
  • Links to organizations that fund film and media
  • A chance to meet your peers, learn from them, and create community
  • Strategies for laying the groundwork to know your funders

What you will learn:

  • How to make a time line for your project and a grant cycle calendar
  • Making a low, medium and high budget for your project
  • Crafting a bio that makes you sound as awesome as you are
  • Creating a team that appeals to funders and works well for you and your project
  • Keys to writing a proposal that is engaging
  • How to assemble the elements you need to apply for grants

About the Instructor: Nadine Patterson has been making independent films through Harmony Image Productions since 1995. She has received grants for projects and fellowships from The Philadelphia Foundation, The National Black Programming Consortium, The Bartol Foundation, and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She was granted a 2010 fellowship in the arts to develop the feature film, “Tango Macbeth”, from the Independence Foundation.   From 2011 to 2013, along with Ain Gordon and the Painted Bride Art Center, she received a grant from the Pew Philadelphia Theater Initiative for the creation of a play and art installation about Black and White Female Abolitionists Philadelphia. In 2016 she was the Visiting Documentary Filmmaker in Residence at Robert Morris University when she created Items Designed by and for My Enslaved Ancestors.

Materials to read in preparation for workshop: