October Webinars: Grant Funding

Grant Funding for Musicians and Performers

Two Live (and Recorded) Webinars for Musicians, Storytellers, Theater Pros, and Performers

Every year in the United States, millions of dollars are distributed to artists – directly and indirectly – to support their work on special projects, in community concerts, and much more.

What can be funded?

What work of yours can be funded?

Where can you find these grants?

And what are the keys to successfully applying?

These two webinars will cover the A-Z of leveraging grant funds for your work.

Two October Sessions

Part I: How to Find Grants & What Can Be Funded

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7pm eastern time


Here’s what we covered:

Ideas for live streaming a concertWays To Be Eligible For Funding – there are many, and you can get really creative here!

Ideas for live streaming a concertWhat Can Be Funded – get crystal clear on this before going any further

Ideas for live streaming a concertWhere To Find Grants – I’ve done lots of the legwork for you here, and will be offering a menu of options

Program length: 80+ minutes of content plus Q&A afterwards

Part II: How to Submit a Powerhouse Grant Application

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7pm eastern time

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Ideas for live streaming a concertWhat Grantors Want – this is a critical piece

Ideas for live streaming a concertBudgeting and Pricing Your Work – you’ll need to do this well

Ideas for live streaming a concertSubmitting a GREAT Application – after enough bad ones, I’ve learned

Ideas for live streaming a concertInside Look at a Successfully Funded Application – this one worked!

Program length: 45-60 minutes of content plus unlimited Q&A afterwards – I will hang around until all questions are answered!

What You Get With Registration

webinar on grant funding for musiciansTailored Content

Give feedback ahead of time on the pre-webinar survey and I’ll make sure to address your concerns in the second webinar.

A Live Event

For those who can be there at the scheduled time, watch the live event on any computer, smartphone or tablet and interact/ask unlimited questions via the “Chat” function.

A Recording of the Webinar

Available for One Full Year

Can’t attend live? Want to refer back to the content? No problem. Also included in your registration cost is unlimited private access to the recorded version of the event for one full year.

2Get your questions answered even if you can’t attend “live.” I will answer every question that comes in before and for a full seven days after the recording is posted online.

A Warning...

I would suggest not spending any money on this if you think you won’t have much time to follow through.

I’ll be leaving you with a really solid roadmap for success in accessing grant funding for your work, but the rest is going to be up to you.

The more you put into this, the more you will get out of it. (And I’m here to answer all your questions for a full week afterwards.)

Pricing & Registration

Pricing: $97 per session

Or $169 for both!

What you get:

  • questions beforehand
  • a live webinar (#2)
  • unlimited use of the recordings for one year
  • unlimited questions during and for seven days after


Pay by credit card, with or without a PayPal account.

Choose Your Session

All further information will follow by email.

About the Presenter

The Largest Online Gathering of K-5 Classrooms for Connected Educator MonthDave Ruch has been a professional musician since 1992, and at this point, a significant portion of his concerts and other work is funded through grants.

A Buffalo NY-based performer and teaching artist, and Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities, Ruch specializes in traditional and historical American music with banjo, guitar, mandolin, bones, spoons and more.

Dave is also very active in performing arts consulting, writing for The Huffington Post, CD Baby, Sonicbids, and Teaching Artist Journal, as well as his own marketing blog for artists “Educate and Entertain: A Great Living in the Arts.”

His work has been featured on PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, American Public Media, and on stages across North America and the United Kingdom.

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