Consultations with The Field Staff

Experts at The Field are offering hour-long consultations on Budgets, Grant Proposals, and Self-Producing all summer long.

Consultations are limited to one registrant each, so sign up today to secure your spot. Make sure you are signed into your account in order to apply your member discount. 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. $50 for non-members and $35 for Staple Crop and Fiscally Sponsored Artists. 

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. $50 for non-members and $35 for Staple Crop and Fiscally Sponsored Artists. 

Strategies for Self-Producing

It is crucial to have a solid plan in place before beginning production on any project, but especially when self-producing your work. 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! $50 for non-members and $35 for Staple Crop and Fiscally Sponsored Artists. 

Interested in another topic? Email Program Associate Nancy Ahn at