Visual artists, musicians, dancers, theater and performance artists might know of many grants and fellowships to apply for, but the application process is intensive and time-consuming and often requires high-level writing and editing skills. Working closely with artists and their work, I translate their ideas about their work, their plans for its development, and its unique strengths into an eloquent, powerful proposal to accompany their work samples into the application process and give them the best possible chance for success. Artists I’ve worked with have won grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the American Composers Forum, MacPhail Center for Music, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Lanesboro Art Center, and the Archibald Bush Foundation.

I also write and edit publicity and promotional materials (press releases, artist statements, website copy, liner notes, and pitch & query letters) for artists in all disciplines. My greatest strength, when it comes to writing about the arts, is my ability to identify and describe, with thoughtful and considered enthusiasm, what makes an artist’s work distinctive and valuable. I study an artist’s work carefully and ask a lot of questions, in order to help both me and the artist come to a better understanding of the nature of the work, as well as the places to which it might go. Artists I’ve written publicity materials for have received coverage in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, 3-Minute Egg, Rift Magazine, Vita.MN and other publications. 

RATE: $60/hour

 

Contact me with details about your project, and I can give you an estimate of a price. I’m also happy to provide references and samples of my work.

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