September 12 & 19, NYC: MVS Workshop at Aperture Foundation

This fall MVS will teach her first workshop for the Aperture Foundation at their Chelsea offices.

Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for your Long-Term Project
Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., both days
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.

From the event website:

“Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.
On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.
During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.”


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