Connecting Communities with Funders

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“Connecting Communities with Funders” is a free, 3-part series that aims to connect grant organizations with Bay Area-based BIPOC, culturally-based dancers and artists, and begin conversations around how to make the grant process more accessible..

This Grant Outreach series is brought to you by Vanessa Sanchez & La Mezcla, an independent, SF-based dance and music company that works to challenge white supremacy in the dance field. Artists of all disciplines are invited to attend!

Sessions Dates and Times

Grant Information Session: Monday, September 14th, 2020 6-7:30pm PST
Community members will hear directly from granters and organizations about their grant programs. Grant panelists include representatives from Dancer’s Group, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, and San Francisco Arts Commission.

Click here for Notes from the Grant Information session! Contact us if you would like to see a recording of the session.

Tips and Strategies for Grant writing: Monday, September 21st, 2020 6-7:30pm PST
Community members will receive strategies and tips for successful grant writing from granters, grantees and panelists
Attendees should submit questions for panelist in advance! Questions can be submitted on the registration form or by emailing

A Community Forum with Granters: Date and Time TBA
An open discussion between granters and community members about grant accessibility. Artists will be able to give direct input on how to make the grant process more accessible to traditional and community-based dancers and artists of color. Granters will be able to ask community members any questions they might have about community outreach and engagement.

Virtual Location

All grant outreach sessions will take place on Zoom. The Zoom information will be sent to the email address you provide one hour before each session. If you are unable to attend, you may request a video of each session by emailing Videos will be made available for a limited time.

To Register

Please fill out the registration form at the link. You may register for any/all session in one submission, or return to register for each session individually. A copy of your responses will be sent to the email address you provide below. This will serve as confirmation that we have received your registration. Click here to register.


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