A Laboratory of Artistic Collaboration

A Laboratory of Artistic Collaboration

Transformative Grant Writing Program 

Empowering artists to fund their projects.


Arts.Co.Lab is inviting artists for the 11th Cohort of Transformative Grant Writing Program designed to mentor a group of Collaborative Artists on the grant-seeking and proposal-writing process with a practical approach to break the mold of institutional bureaucracy involved in the creation of community art with Clarity, Focus, Ease, and Grace.

This program is for you if you are:

The Arts.Co.Lab Transformative Grant Writing Program is designed to mentor a cohort of Artists on the proposal-writing process with a practical approach to the creation of community-based art with Clarity, Focus, Ease, and Grace.



Enhancing your understanding of California’s arts and culture funding ecosystem.


Developing practical skills to apply for grants,  fellowships, residencies, sponsorships, and partnerships.


Learning how to incubate your project with the support of an artist network.


Grounding your funding narrative in programs led by and tailored for historically under-resourced. communities.


Writing proposals to create and present work centered around community involvement.

Inspiration isn’t something you wait for, it’s something you work for.


This is an intensive program intended for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs that are ready to take their practice to the next level by committing weekly to: 

Participating actively in 7 Training Sessions​

Schedule and honor 6 1-hour Individual Coaching Sessions​

Nurturing the connections created in the space - Support Buddy tool​

At least 1 hour of writing, and 1 hour of independent study a week​

Additionally: Participate in Co-working Sessions​


All our sessions are held on Zoom on SATURDAYS, 10:00 AM – 12:3O PM. We also will be holding space for three coworking sessions,  Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm where artists receive peer review and hold space for the final submission of their applications:

Training Sessions on Saturdays - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (PST)
Session #1September 16
Session #2September 23
Session #3September 30
Session #4October 7
Session #5October 14
Session #6October 21
Plus 3 Co-Working Sessions on Thursdays
- July 20, July 27, August / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

This program’s success is our curriculum developed based on existing grants (SFAC, CAC, DCA, and others) as a template for artists to develop their projects. The materials developed during this process become the baseline for artists to apply for grants, residencies, fellowships, and sponsorships developing your collateral such as:


Is a total of 30 hours of dedicated personal and professional development with Transformative Grant Writing. 

Training Sessions (2.5 hrs)

7 sessions (17.5 hrs)

Coworking Sessions (2 hrs)

3 Sessions (6 hrs

Coaching Sessions (1 hr)

6 Sessions (6 hrs)


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Sliding Scale

$750 to $1400

Dependent on your income level.

Initial Payment


Due upon acceptance to confirm your participation.

We want artists who would traditionally don’t have access to grant writing training to participate in our program. We can support participants in creating financial clarity and applying for funds that can help pave the way to accessibility and participation. 

Individual artists in California may be eligible to apply for a Professional Development Fund to cover a portion of the cost of this course.


Our amazing community of art enthusiasts has shared their experiences with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful!

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Arts.Co.Lab is a BIPOC led and centered space and everyone who can commit to the required commitments is encouraged to apply.

Go to our Calendly, and schedule a 30-minute exploratory call:

We are committed to supporting artists in getting through the bureaucracy of the system, we are looking forward to supporting your vision, let’s talk!