Uwe Martin wins 16,000 € since being a Workshop participant
Former student Uwe Martin has won three separate grants totalling 16,000 Euro ($22,000) since taking the Grant Writing Workshop in Berlin.
16,000 € – not bad for a 200 € investment! Sign up today for the latest workshop.
A short insight into the Grant Writing Workshop. Thanks to Tara Kocourek for filming and editing.
Pleased to announce after having taken my own class, I am the recipient along with seven other photographers of the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund to begin a new body of work entitled ‘War is Good*.’
“Amongst the useful lessons I gained from Don’s Workshop was his structured approach to the whole process. There are useful tricks, strategic approaches, turns of phrase, whatever, but mostly grant writing needs to be treated like any other job. Systematic preparation, timing, detail, hard work and a willingness to accept that it isn’t always going to work. Just keep plugging away. Compelling work and quality writing doesn’t seem to hurt either.”
Roy Hartling, Chairperson
Professional Photography Program
Dawson College, Montreal QC
I can help you find a grant…
“If you ever take a workshop in how to get more and better grants, Donald’s is the one. He is that rare photographer who has managed to live and pursue projects for many years primarily on grants.”
November saw the Grant Writing Workshop in New York City and Washington, DC. I anticipate the next US stop to be Chicago or Boston. Stay tuned here for more info.
Photonews Magazine from Germany has published a review of my Grant Writing Workshop in Berlin this past July. Some comments from the article:
“Casually dressed, the bearded Canadian…”
“In six hours he presents a comprehensive yet simple success formula immediately strikes with the audience.”
“He speaks clearly and forcefully, yet melodic about the methods to use in a proposal.”
“This course was extremely insightful and helpful. Now, when I write grant proposals, I sit with two documents open: the proposal I’m working on, and the notes I took in Donald’s class.”
“Don’s grant writing workshop is informative, inspiring and encouraging. So go for it.”
The first Grant Writing Workshop in Berlin was concluded with success! Thanks to all the students who came out, you made the learning and teaching experience excellent. Stay tuned on this website for more information about upcoming workshops in New York, Washington, Paris (and maybe Hamburg).
An interesting article on the Emphas.is blog about the merits of Grants and Crowd Funding…
“This workshop is a good investment, it payed for itself when I received my first grant a couple months later.”
Brett Gundlock, photographer and member of Boreal Collective
0 - (almost)
is the amount of weddings, corporate and assignment work I have done in the past seven years of my career. I essentially make my living from long term projects, securing financing through grants, foundations and other means.