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Do you feel you can’t apply for writing grants because you don’t quite understand what an artist statement is or how to write one?
We have found a few resources to make your life easier.
First of all: don’t overthink it!
You write for a certain reason, they want to know what that reason is — that’s it.
Here are some tips from various places (remember that a creative writer is also an artist!):
- New York Foundation for the Arts: 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Artist Statements
- A very down-to-earth video.
- A fantastic, downloadable PDF (6 pages) with exercises and clear language – from artspartner.org – a website that promotes Community Arts Partnerships.
- Another downloadable PDF – this one only 4 pages but with even MORE exercises and pretty graphic design. (from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago)
Pen Parentis is always here to save you time, energy and money – we know these resources are precious to writers who are parents — now finish that artist statement so you can get back to your gorgeous creative self and WRITE SOMETHING WORTH FUNDING!