Grants Workshop with Lori Waselchuk

Lori Waselchuk - Girls, from the series Bridges

Lori Waselchuk – Girls, from the series Bridges

Build Your Community, Fund Your Projects!

Thursday, November 29
1-4pm
International House Hotel

Workshop Fee: $25 | Register here

Build Your Community, Fund Your Projects!”, led by Lori Waselchuk, will help participants navigate the grant application process and explore alternative means for developing project support. Waselchuk, an award-winning photographer based in Philadelphia, has been the recipient of several regional and international grants.

Waselchuk will explain the three stages of grant writing: preparation, proposal development, and follow-up. In addition to local and national grant opportunities, she will discuss building partnerships for projects and seeking non-traditional funding. Stacey D. Clarkson, who has served on selection committees and juries for the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, among others will join the class as a special guest. Clarkson will talk about the process of reviewing grant applications, addressing strategies for success and commonly seen pitfalls from the perspective of an experienced juror.

About the instructor:
Lori Waselchuk is a documentary photographer living in Philadelphia, PA. Her images have been published and exhibited internationally. She has produced photography for numerous humanitarian organizations and foundations including CARE, UNICEF, and the United Nations World Food Program.

Waselchuk is the author/photographer of Grace Before Dying (Umbrage Edtitions 2011). She is the recipient of the Open Society Foundation Audience Engagement Grant in 2008, the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer Fellowship in 2009, and the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities Publishing Initiative Grant in 2010. She has also received funding from The Baton Rouge Foundation and the Fertel Foundation as well as in-kind support from a number of institutions and grass-roots organizations. Waselchuk was recently awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship for the Arts.

Waselchuk’s work has garnered numerous distinctions including the PhotoNOLA Review Prize (2007); the Southern African Gender and Media Award for Photojournalism (2004), a nomination for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography (2009), and was a finalist for the 2008 Aperture West Book Prize. Her work is found in collections including the South African National Gallery, New Orleans Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Louisiana State Museum Collections, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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