SARA TERRY: IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Writing Winning Grant Proposals
Thursday, May 10th. 1:15pm – 3:00pm
Documentary photographer and filmmaker Sara Terry has spent the past 20 years creating long-term documentary projects — and has won grants for her work from Sundance, the Guggenheim Foundation and many others. She also works as a story consultant and grant writer for doc photographers and filmmakers, and has herself been a funder with her grant-making, photography non-profit, The Aftermath Project.
Sara will share some of her long-term photography and cinema work; and will talk about how to structure long-term projects and how to write successful grant proposals.
She will illustrate these successes with film clips and stills of her own work, as a way of illustrating the creative process involved in long-term projects. She’ll also give specific examples of grant-writing proposals and discuss the basics of what funders are looking for, and how to write competitive proposals. You will walk away with a greater understanding of the process and closer to that elusive grant for your next project.
Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer, filmmaker and journalist. She has recently joined the prestigious VII Photo Agency and is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography & member of IATSE Local 600. Terry is the founder and artistic director of The Aftermath Project, a grant-making, educational non-profit founded on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.”