ARTS GRANT WRITING
I’m Andrea Smith, successful arts grant writer,
and I’ll help take the stress out of your next grant application.
Have you ever tried to apply for a grant for a great arts or career development project you need funding for and found it all too hard?
You are not sure if you are completing the right grant for your project, the questions on the grant application are too hard to understand, and you are seeking support letters but unsure who to ask or what to tell your supporters to write on them and the budget is beyond you. The grant deadline is looming and nothing is working for you.
But you struggle on and submit the application, finding time and time again that you are not successful.
Wouldn’t it be easier to work with someone who can take all that stress and doubt away?
My Creative Biz can help. I’ve had 25 years experience writing grants for arts projects and have over 85% success rate in getting projects funded – like career development grants, community festival grants and my Create and Connect business sessions and the annual Turn Up Music Conference.
In the last 12 months, I’ve bought more than $50,000 into my local community alone.
I first got interested in grant writing when I had an idea for a project, applied for a grant and my application was so successful that my local council employed me directly to run my project – with much more funding than my original grant application!
It inspired me to write more, for both community-based projects and events and I was successful in getting them all.
Later I started writing for others and spent two years as a grants assessor, experiencing what happens from the other side.
I would love to help you with the whole application, work on the budget alone or just read over your submission and make suggestions.
Years Writing Arts & Project Grant Applications
Successful Applications in 2016/17
2016/17 Dollar Value of Successful Applications
Grant Services Pricing
Large projects with complex budgets
Multiple applications for the one project
Grant writers writes sample support letters
Grant writer sources quotes/support letters
Proofreading application and correcting
Small projects up to 5 hours labour
Developing grant budget
Checking grant budget
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of grants do you specialise in?
Will you work for commission?
How long does it take to do a grant application?
There are also peak times when My Creative Biz is completing a large number of grant and other project work.
It is best to have six to eight weeks to work on the application.
Will you read over our grant application?
What are letters of support?
Letters of support can come from colleagues, community, peak bodies or other important people in your industry, people who have worked with you in the past, etc.