Consultations with The Field Staff

Book a one-on-one session with our experts on Budgets, Grant Proposals, or Self-Producing - or propose a topic of your own.

Hour-long consultations are $50 each ($35 for Members of The Field) and available by appointment. Email our team members below with a range of dates/times for availability. Interested in another topic related to your professional development? Email Program Associate Nancy Ahn at

    Understanding Budgets

    Create a sound budget for your upcoming grant or for your whole year! The Field’s Finance Manager Clay Schudel will give you tips and tools and answer your questions about budget preparation. Bring a budget you have already prepared and get one-on-one coaching on how to complete it - or learn the basics of creating a financial picture of your artistic work. A clear budget positions you for successful individual giving campaigns and is an important component of a competitive grant proposal. 

    Email to schedule a consultation.

    Grant Proposals

    Our Deputy Director Shawn René Graham will answer your questions and give you recommendations on how to navigate the granting world! Sign up and learn how to research large government and institutional grants and approach these prospective funders. Bring in a grant application to work on and learn what an effective proposal (LOI) could look like. Walk away with useful tools and key strategies for cultivating new funders and submitting competitive proposals. 

    Email to schedule a consultation.

    Strategies for Self-Producing

    Self-producing offers artists the opportunity to retain greater control over their work and essentially act as their own boss. It is a structure that puts a tremendous amount of freedom in the hands of artists, but with that freedom also comes a tremendous amount of additional work and responsibility. Program Manager Wilfredo Hernandez has over ten years of self-producing experience to help you begin the planning process and assemble a basic strategy for getting your work out into the world!

    Email to schedule a consultation.