Two-Part Series: Writing an Effective Artist Statement / Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing

Susan Caraballo will lead this two-part, hands-on workshop.

Session 1: Saturday, March 9, 1 – 5 p.m.
In the first session, participants will learn how to write an effective and persuasive artist statement (with different uses), and learn tips on giving an “elevator pitch” and using creative writing exercises as tools to describe their work. Participants should provide a digital version of their current statement and two printed copies for peer review.

Session 2: Saturday, March 23, 1 – 5 p.m.
The second session will combine writing exercises, discussions and a mock panel to provide perspective and experience in the grant writing and grantmaking process. Participants will be asked to fill out an artist’s mock fellowship application before the workshop and bring writing materials or a laptop.

Susan Caraballo -photo by Silvia Ros

Photo by Silvia Ros

Susan Caraballo, an alumna of American University’s Arts Management graduate program, has had a long career as an independent arts consultant, producer and curator in South Florida. She has been a member of IKT International Association of Contemporary Art Curators since 2016. Currently, Susan works with the Harpo Foundation and independently curating exhibitions and developing creative projects. From 2012-2016, Susan served as the Artistic Director of the ArtCenter/South Florida. Prior to this appointment, Susan was the Producer and Assistant Curator for the Contemporary Arts Project at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Administrator at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Early in her career, she founded Artemis, a service and presenting non-profit arts organization, whose mission was to support and develop South Florida-based artists.

Susan has served on a number of Boards of Directors and Committees, including City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Tigertail Productions, 801 Projects, SFCA’s interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop, and the Children’s Cultural Coalition. She has also served as a panelist on several grant review panels including Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Southern Arts Federation, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Ohio Arts Council and Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival.






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March 9, 2019 through March 23, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Online registration is not currently available for this event. Please contact us at (561) 471-2901 for more information.