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A Road Map to Culturally Specific Grantseeking

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
In-person | San Francisco, CA

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Grants can be overwhelming for any organization but especially for culturally specific arts organizations struggling to contextualize their work to meet funder standards and guidelines, and to create efficient organizational systems.

Join Anne Huang and Kevin Seaman for a three-hour interactive workshop to build a culturally competent foundation in which to assess your organization’s grant readiness, gain insight into the funding process, implement a grant strategy, and create dynamic language that reflects your organization's unique practice.


  • Develop a strategy to access your organization’s competitiveness for potential funding opportunities
  • Demystify the funding process and learn how to build relationships with funders
  • Strengthen your ability to write compelling grants from a cultural equity lens
  • Leave with a better understanding of how to generate grants that reflect your organization’s authentic voice, and with a calendar of funding opportunities

Intended Audience

  • Arts organizations rooted in communities of color, LGBTQ, immigrant communities, and folk and traditional arts
  • Small to mid-sized arts organizations looking to expand contributed grant income
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Anne Huang is the Development Director of World Arts West, producers of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, which supports Bay Area dance companies that are sustaining and celebrating the world’s cultural legacy. With over twenty years of experience in arts administration and executive management, Anne specializes in resource development and capacity building for traditional artists and culturally specific arts organizations. She has worked with CubaCaribe, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Dimensions Dance Theater, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, and many other arts organizations. Anne is the former Executive Director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), where she transformed OACC from a struggling arts organization into a vibrant cultural institution. She has served on many funding and cultural panels, such as California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, East Bay Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Western States Arts Federation. Her dedication comes from her belief in the timeless significance of traditional arts to empower individuals and transform communities.


Kevin Seaman is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker with over a decade of experience working with Bay Area arts communities. He was awarded Americans for the Arts 2017 Emerging Leader award, was named one of SF Weekly’s 16 Artists To Watch in 2016, and was as an inaugural Association for Performing Arts Professionals’ Leadership Fellow. Kevin is the Director of Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) and, as a consultant specializing in fundraising and capacity building, has helped to raise over $2 million for organizations and individual artists rooted in LGBTQ communities and communities of color. Kevin has led artist-focused workshops for the National Queer Arts Festival, Center for Cultural Innovation, and Groundswell Institute, and has promoted queer arts by facilitating workshops for Grantmakers in the Arts, APAP|NYC and California Presenters


312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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