Katie Leo

Grant Writing 101: How to Apply for State Funding

Multi-disciplinary artist Katie Hae Leo will be offering a free grant writing workshop to artists of color through CHAT on Saturday, March 31 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Registration will be required and forthcoming.

The purpose of the workshop is two-fold: 1) to introduce Southeast Minnesota artists of color to grant opportunities available to them via the Minnesota State Arts Board; and 2) to teach basic grant writing skills. This two-hour workshop will cover topics like How to Write a Narrative, How to Create a Budget, and Career Basics (including resumes, bios, and keeping a personal grant schedule). We will also review the grant schedule for the Minnesota State Arts Board and walk through one of the grants as an example, covering topics like How to Use the Guidelines, How to Plan Your Time, and How to Put Together a Work Sample.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if they have one, but it’s not required.For more information on the Minnesota State Arts Board, see www.arts.state.mn.us.

Katie Hae Leo is a playwright, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in journals such as Asian American Literary Review, Water~Stone Review, Kartika Review, Asian American Poetry & Writing, and Asian American Plays for a New Generation (in Sun Mee Chomet’s Asiamnesia). Her chapbook Attempts at Location was a finalist for the Tupelo Press Snowbound Award and is available through Finishing Line Press. Her most recent play Four Destinies premiered in October through Mu Performing Arts at Mixed Blood Theater. Her solo performance piece N/A debuted in November at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia as part of Artist Exchange, a national residency program. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota.

Her community work has included mentoring with Allies for Mentoring Asian Youth through the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, counseling for Camp Chosun and Korean Culture Camp, and sitting on the organizing committees for MN Advocates for Human Rights’ International Women’s Day, Intermedia Arts’ Still Present Past national exhibit on the Korean War, and the 2011 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Spoken Word & Poetry Summit, among others. Katie is currently based in Rochester, Minnesota. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to serve as a Cultural Community Liaison for the MN State Arts Board.

Grant Writing 101: How to Apply for State Funding

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