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The Art of Applying: Finding Funding & Demystifying Guidelines

July 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Who couldn’t use some extra time or money to start or finish a writing project? Come learn tips and tricks for your next funding application.

Most writers would benefit from some extra time or money to support their writing–whether a travel grant to research their latest piece, a one-month residency to draft new pages, or a fellowship to pay their bills while they finish a manuscript. But how do you find those opportunities? And once you find them, how do you figure out if it’s worth your time and money to apply for them? 

In this free webinar, I will share a number of tips and tricks for finding fellowships, grants, and residencies to support a wide range of projects and writers at every level. 

We will go over the language of applications — how to know if you are “emerging” or “mid-career,” or if your work is “innovative” or “enduring,” the difference between honoraria and stipend, and how to calculate the costs of some residencies. 

Bring your application conundrums to share during the Q&A–if I don’t know the answer, we can talk it through together!

In this webinar, you will:

  • LEARN how different resources can support and enrich your writing life
  • EXPLORE resources for fellowships, residencies, and grants to support your writing process or practice
  • REVIEW the guidelines for several funding opportunities and learn how to “read between the lines” to find the right resources for your project or goals

Who Should Take This Webinar?

  •  Writers looking for ways to fund research or time away to write or revise work in progress
  • All skill levels and interests

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


CHELSEA BIONDOLILLO  is the author of The Skinned Bird: Essays and two prose chapbooks, Ologies and #Lovesong. Her essays have been collected in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016, The Lyric Essay as Resistance, How We Talk to One Another: An Essay Daily Reader, and others. She is a recipient of fellowships from Colgate University and Oregon Literary Arts and has received grants from the Wyoming Arts Council and Arizona Commission on the Arts. She currently lives about an hour outside Portland, Oregon. 

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July 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Chelsea Biondolillo
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