Grant Writing for Artists, Musicians, and Other Creatives

Vinson Valega has had much success over the years fundraising through grant writing both for his own projects and other creatives.


Grant Writing

Fundraising for projects by individual artists and arts organizations since 2009.



Funder: Ford Foundation
Program: "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" Conversation Book Tour, by artist, Sharon Louden. Fiscally sponsored by NYFA. 
Roles: Co-Grant Writer (with Sharon Louden), Copy Editor
Amount: $50,000

Year: 2017-18


Funder: Minnesota State Arts Board
Program: Artist Initiative Grant
Roles: Grant Writer, Co-Editor (with artist, Sharon Louden), Consultant
Amount: $10,000
Supporting documents (pdfs): Artist Initiative Grant

Year: 2016-17


Funder: Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Regional Arts Council (MRAC)
Program: Glowtown workshops for children
Roles: Grant Writer, Copy Editor, Consultant
Amount: $10,000
Supporting documents (pdfs): Arts Activities Grant & Project Personnel Bios

Year: 2016


Funder: Helgeson Family Foundation
Program: Jazz Central Studios Music Programming
Roles: Grant Writer, Copy Editor, Consultant
Amount: $7,500
Supporting documents (pdfs): Weekly Performances Grant & Budget; Jazz Combo Classes Grant & Budget; JCS Org DescriptionJCS Org 2016 Budget; Cover Letter

Year: 2015-16


Funder: Grace Helen Spearman Foundation
Program: "Artists of New York for the Greater Good: Fundraiser for Victims of the Detroit Water Crises," organized by New York vocalist, Doug Jabara
Roles: Grant Writer, Copy Editor, Consultant
Amount: $15,000

Year: 2014


Funder: Cue Art Foundation
Program: “Community Cultural Hub: Rethink CUE”
Roles: Co-Grant Writer with artist, Melissa Potter, Copy Editor, Document Layout
Amount: $10,000
Supporting document (pdf): Curatorial Proposal Collaboration with Consilience Productions

Year: 2012


Funder: Chamber Music America
Program: “New Jazz Works”
Roles: Grant Writer, Bandleader, Composer
Amount: $10,000
Supporting document (pdf): Commissioning & Ensemble Development Grant

Year: 2009-2012

Note: The above grants represent a small portion of those written over the past 10 years. For further examples, please contact Vinson directly.