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DOPE RESOURCES @Boston Public Library (Copley Square)


Hey art school grads!  Wanna know how to get those creative skillz to pay those billz?  BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY @Copley Square (Back Bay) is your pick up spot for some FREE training and tips on how to make a living while chronically creating.


This month includes two grantseeking workshops, which are part of an ongoing joint venture between the BPL’s Kirstein Business Library and the FOUNDATION CENTER.  The Foundation Center has set up shop in over 400 libraries across the country where they provide training in the grantseeking process and make info and resources available to both individuals and non-profit organizations in need of funding.  On 6/5, sit in on an hour-long presentation about PROPOSAL WRITING BASICS which will help you better understand what funders want to see in a grant proposal.  Then on 6/26, learn how to find grants you’ve got a real shot at acquiring with their INTRODUCTION TO FINDING FUNDERS WORKSHOP.


Keep in mind these workshops exist for both individuals AND non-profit organizations, so by default have to be somewhat more broad in their curriculum.  You will, however, walk away with the tools you need to move forward. The Kirstein Business Library (located in the BPL basement) is staffed 7 days a week with some kind buds to help answer questions more specific to your project.


Also on the docket for 6/12 is what promises to be an engrossing talk with artist SHARON LOUDEN on her book LIVING AND SUSTAINING A CREATIVE LIFE, a collection of essays by 40 artists maintaining a creative practice while living in the real world.  Learn from other people’s mistakes and get wise to the true meaning of success.

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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