225 W. Center St., Suite 115
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ginger Keller-Ferguson, an experienced professional grant writer, will offer attendees important insights into finding and applying for grants. After attending this workshop, creatives will have a much better idea of where to look for opportunities and how to make their applications really shine.
Ginger will share “Finding Funding,” a section of her longer, self-paced online grant writing course that she has developed for her private clients. She will discuss the best sources for locating grant opportunities and will include a deep dive into the two best sites for finding federal and foundation grant opportunities. Creatives and arts-based businesses will find this session both enlightening and inspiring.
Since 2010, Ginger Keller-Ferguson has been working with creatives and creative businesses to find funding for special projects and programs. She founded Keller-Ferguson and Associates, a grantwriting and fundraising consulting firm, which has secured over 30 million dollars in private, corporate, and state funding for organizations across East Tennessee. Her employers and clients have included East Tennessee State University, Kingsport City Schools, Northeast State Community College, the Niswonger Foundation, Langston Education and Arts Development, and many others. Ginger has written five ebooks covering nonprofit management topics and developed the online grant writing course, Grant Funding: Making Grant Writing Work for Your Organization, to share her knowledge and insights to help do-gooders “Do More, Better.”
Create Appalachia strives to make the Appalachian Highlands a better place to live and work by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts and creativity. We work to sustain an environment that will generate new businesses, provide jobs in arts-based businesses, and highlight the important role that creativity plays in the region’s economic vitality.
The Arts@Work Series supports entrepreneurial and self-employed artists and makers who wish to develop their professional business skills. Topics include introductions to business strategy, marketing, communication and promotion, pricing, and client relations.
The Tennessee Arts Commission has generously provided funding for this Arts@Work offering through its Arts Build Communities grant program. Due to their generosity, we are able to offer the Arts@Work series completely free of charge.