Photoville

Sep 142018
 archive : 2018

The Art of the Pitch: Preparing and writing proposals, grants, and more

Join Emma Raynes, Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation and United Photo Industries and Photoville’s Co-Founder Laura Roumanos, in a 45 minute crash course that covers everything from searching for job and exhibition opportunities, responding to request for proposals and learning the tricks of the trade to writing the perfect grant submission.

Presenters: Emma Raynes Laura Roumanos

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Water Street

Presented by:

  • PhotoShelter

You have been working on a long term project for years, what is next? Applying for a grant to keep going? Search for an exhibition opportunity or try and find a job that pays the bills while documenting that one passion story? Join Emma Raynes, Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation and United Photo Industries and Photoville’s Co-Founder Laura Roumanos, in a 45 minute crash course that covers everything from searching for job and exhibition opportunities, responding to request for proposals and learning the tricks of the trade to writing the perfect grant submission.

Presenter Bios

  • Emma Raynes

    Emma Raynes

    Emma Raynes is the Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation where she supports independent photographers to cover under-reported stories and imagine innovative means for distribution and engagement. She is also a member of the faculty at the International Center of Photography in NYC. Emma holds a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research and received a Hine Documentary Fellowship from Duke University.

  • Laura Roumanos

    Laura Roumanos

    Laura Roumanos is a Lebanese Creative Producer originally hailing from Australia. She is currently the Executive Director and co-Founder of Photoville, a non-profit organization devoted to reaching a wide, diverse audience by producing a free annual photo festival in NYC, activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and connecting artists to a worldwide audience through educational programming and community events. Laura graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts back in Australia and worked as a Producer before making the big move to NYC 16 years ago. Since then, Laura has worked for the Manhattan Theatre Club, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Creative Time, The Future of StoryTelling, and the World Science Festival, in addition to producing several large scale theatrical shows for creatives such as Karen O, Bryce Dessner, Richard Reed Parry, Spike Jonze, Opening Ceremony and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Laura is currently a Coro Leadership NY Fellow and is committed to working with the New York Creative community on sustainable and equitable programs and initiatives.

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