The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing transforms readers from starving artists into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal.

I wrote The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing so that every second you spend writing a grant proposal pushes your art further into the world. Published in 2010 by Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House, the book is targeted at professional and aspiring literary, visual and performing artists. Written in a down-to-earth style, the book provides concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that you can finance your artistic dreams.

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What readers Are saying

In the three years since reading The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing I have received a $1,200 grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, an $800 scholarship to attend an Anderson Ranch workshop, a $350 grant from the College Book Arts Association, and completed a successful fiscally-sponsored Indiegogo campaign raising $13,000 in one month!
— Lucy Holtsnider,
Two months after reading Gigi’s book, I was nominated for a second time for the $30,000 Edes Prize. Gigi’s guidance helped me map out my artistic journey and articulate that story. Yesterday I found out I had been awarded the prize! I’ll be spending next year in Italy studying shadow puppetry with masters, attending shadow puppet festivals and sharpening my own craft.
— Karly Bergmann, theater artist
This book is a must for anyone considering a grant. I’ve already dog-eared mine. It not only teaches you how to seek, write and execute a grant, but it helps you believe in yourself as a deserving artist.
— C. Hope Clark,
The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing has everything one needs to know, with easy step-by-step directions, for writing thorough and meaningful proposals that can win competitive grants. I would recommend it to any artist.
— Michael Royce, Executive Director, New York Foundation for the Arts
Gigi makes you believe you can do this. And she gives you the tools to get down to work.
— Alyson Stanfield,
Rosenberg takes the reader by the hand to navigate the fundraising process, demystifying many of the daunting components that line the road to funding.
— Neil Reilly, New York Foundation for the Arts Current