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Art & Art History

Funding and Creating Your Independent Projects: Propeller and Beyond

Eric May

Saturday, June 02, 2012
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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This all-day workshop will address how to write effective proposals, craft budgets, manage tax issues, organize and develop projects, navigate the online submission process for the Propeller Fund (upcoming deadline: August 1), and other opportunities.

Presenters include Propeller Fund staff, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch of New Capital, Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, and other previous Propeller Fund awardees.

Schedule of Events: 

9:45am: Introduction

10-11am: Budgets, budget forms, and taxes

11am-12pm: Writing a compelling proposal

12-2pm: Lunch

  •  With four breakout sessions on making independent projects

2-3pm: The Propeller application process

  • The online system
  • A juror’s viewpoint
  • How Propeller helps after the award

3-4pm: One-on-one 15-minute sessions with Propeller staff

This workshop is free and open to all. Please RSVP to
with the subject line propeller workshop to attend.

Propeller Fund provides money directly to artists, curators, and groups living and working in Cook County, Illinois, and seeks to support projects that are independent, informal, self-organized, and long-term or short-term. Learn more about Propeller Fund here.