GRANT WRITING – EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
A 3-Part Workshop Series designed to Empower Organizations with Sustainable Solutions! Do you want to Write and Manage your own grants? This 3-part series features an educational component and a hands-on working session in each workshop designed to support you through the process with: Research Tips to find Funds That Fit Contacting Foundations and Funders Writing a Narrative & Preparing Grant Packages Submitting a Complete Application Workshop 1.0 ~ Preparation is Key! March 3, 2018 Finding the right grant can be challenging! Workshop 1 walks you through the process from A to Z! Identify your organization’s specific needs and get tips on finding Funds That Fit. Our knowledgeable facilitators will help you begin researching and identifying resources to narrow and select a grant that aligns with your organization. Participants will be asked to complete their research and bring their selected funding opportunity to Workshop 2 … where we will begin writing! Workshop 2.0 ~ Mixing the Ingredients! March 10, 2018 Participants should come prepared with the ingredients to begin writing a grant narrative. Workshop 2 will get you on your way! Identify ancillary grant documents, such as a W9 or IRS 501c3, as well as who to contact when you need to obtain them. Get tips on creating a compelling and persuasive grant narrative and one-on-one support as you begin writing. All participants will be asked to complete a rough draft of their narrative to send to the Facilitator prior to Workshop 3 … where we put it all together! Workshop 3.0 ~ Cooking up a Winner! March 24, 2018 Prior to attending Workshop 3, all participants will have sent their draft grant narrative to the Facilitator for review and suggestions. In Workshop 3, participants will put it all together! Finalize your grant narrative, complete your application package and submit your proposal! Maximum of 15 participants — sign up early to reserve your place!
When: Mar 3, 2018 8am in Williamsburg, MA
Seth Glier at Music in the Gallery
A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. Performing with 62-year old veteran musician Joe Nerney on harmonica, saxophone and harmony vocals, Gliers live show places his melodic AAA-contemporary pop under a blanket of roots & blues. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. His first Daytrotter session, was called a genuine revelation by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its shimmering, seductive melodies.
When: Mar 9, 2018 7:30PM to Mar 9, 2018 10pm in Williamsburg, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD
World Music Collider! Betsayda Machado + Kotoko Brass
It's time for another Collider!!! CHOQUE NUMERO DOS! This one is going to be a real treat. Betsayda Machado, the heralded new queen of Venezuelan Afro-Soul, is coming to the Williamsburg Grange. Her band, La Parranda El Clavo -- which includes three cocoa farming brothers, a mother and son team, and Machado's sister -- have never played in Western Mass. The reason that you've never heard of them is that they've only recently acquired visas and started touring internationally. But they have been playing together in their little village of El Clavo for over thirty years. "La Parranda" literally means party, and their music makes dancers float in the air. "The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted" -- NY Times Jon Pareles Now here's where it gets interesting. The drums of Afro-Venezuelan music are primarily derived from West Africa. And our second performance for the evening, Kotoko Brass, will be taking us back to the Motherland. Inspired by the thunderous royal court rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko fuses the lively drum music of West Africa with the celebratory brass band sound of New Orleans and the West African brass band sound of Ghana, Benin and Nigeria. PLUS: The Peace & Rhythm DJs will be keeping it funky between sets. Bottom line: Its going to be a genuine COLLISION and an unforgettable party. This time around we're thrilled to team up with the Pioneer Valley Worker's Center, whose mission is to build power for low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Mass. All proceeds from the event go directly to them. Betsayda Machado y la Parranda, Short Video (in Spanish)Betsayda Machado y La Parranda, "Sentimiento". A song about the current crisis in Venezuela.Betsayda Machado y La Parranda, "No Aparece San Juan." Get your tickets early!! Space in the Grange is limited and judging by last year's Collider, this show will sell out.NOTES: Kids under 12 do not need a ticket. Handicapped access not available at the Grange, unfortunately :(
When: Mar 17, 2018 6pm in Williamsburg, MA