Organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice (A+P), the Points of Access series continues with a focus on artists and their need to build a sustained practice. CAAM and A+P welcome artists of all stages and genres to explore the many ways to navigate the art world at each point in their careers, and the lessons learned. Join us for the second program in this series at Art + Practice with Linda Vallejo, artist and creator of A to Z Grantwriting with Linda Vallejo. Vallejo will cover the basics and provide artists with tools for developing artist fellowship/residence proposals so they can be ready to apply to any opportunity that comes their way. No prior knowledge is required and all are welcome.
Linda Vallejo has over forty years of experience as a development consultant and grant-writing instructor. She has written and received millions of dollars in grant funds from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors for her many clients nationwide. As a development consultant, she has extensive experience in all aspects of development office duties including donor communications and partnership building; program development and planning; establishment of development offices; tracking and reporting systems; budgets, financial records and reporting, and grant writing campaigns to the corporate, foundation, and government funding sources.
Over the past twenty years, Ms. Vallejo has served as an online grant writing instructor with Education to Go teaching in over 2,500 colleges and universities nationwide, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Recently she served as a grant writing consultant for Opera a La Carte, Pasadena, CA and 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, CA: as a grant-writing instructor for Loyola Marymount University Extension Non-Profit Fundraising Certificate Program; and as the grant writing consultant for Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) a charter school management and development organization headquartered in Burbank, California. For the past five years, she has served as a visiting grant-writing instructor for Otis School of Art and Design Public Practice MFA Program in Los Angeles, California and Cal State University, Long Beach, Professional Practices MFA Program.
Ms. Vallejo began her work in the non-profit sector as an artist and art teacher with Self Help Graphics, a non-profit arts organization in Los Angeles, California in 1975. A to Z Grantwriting was established in 1985 with a 3-hour grant writing through the Learning Annex in Los Angeles. She continued to offer these workshops for ten years. At this point, Ms. Vallejo had been working as a grant writer for a variety of non-profit organizations in the Southern California region. In 1995, Ms. Vallejo expanded the A to Z workshop curriculum to teach grant writing on-line through Education to Go.
Finally, Linda Vallejo holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and is a practicing, professional artist exhibiting her art nationally and internationally. You can see her artwork at www.lindavallejo.com