Grant writing services range from writing a letter of interest (LOI) and reviewing or proof-reading an existing grant to drafting a full grant application on your behalf. Grant writing services are beneficial to individual artists, collectives and non-profit organizations who are interested in working with a grants writer with expertise in the visual arts.
Arts Plotter approaches grant writing as a collaboration with artists and/or teams. Through regular virtual or in person meetings, communication
Whether you are an artist who prefers to focus on the creative project you received funding for (huge congrats!) or you are an arts organization who could benefit from working with a specialized grants writer, Arts Plotter writes grants to help the grantee position him/herself to pursue future funding. Details matter and granting organizations want to see their success through your work!
Areas of specialization: visual arts, cross sector initiatives, social justice
We work with artists and small to mid-sized organizations who have received grant funding and need to ensure reporting and compliance is managed with the utmost detail. Grants management services are unique to the needs of the artist or organization and always includes a management approach which will support the current and evolving needs of the grantee.
While all grants are different, below is an example of how Arts Plotter could manage your grant or enhance your current approach:
• Coordinate and engage with key team members (grant writer, artists, etc)
• Manage timelines and deliverables
• Prepare and monitor budgets
• Collect and review quantitative and qualitative data
• Create grant reports to keep your funders committed to your work
• Create meaningful donor stewardship and engagement plans
We research local, regional and national foundations and other sources to create a targeted 12-month - 18-month grant solicitation strategy based on your non-profit organization's funding goals. Prospect research for individual artists also available.
A comprehensive prospect research report includes:
• Foundation names
• Contact information
• Funding priority areas
• Alignment to your organization
• Application deadline
• Recommended request amount
• Application procedure
• Recommendations for next steps
• Average grant awards & list of competitors previously funded