Apr 04 - 05 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An Introduction to The Common App: Artist Workshop

Join this free workshop to gain insight on how best to benefit from this innovative tool – a pathway to arts funding in the Bay Area.

An Introduction to Using The Common Application:
Free Workshop for Artists


Zellerbach Family Foundation

April 4 at 6pm
135 Main Street, SF | Online via Zoom

What is The Common App? The Common App simplifies the grant application process and unifies how grant questions are asked so grantseekers’ responses can be used to apply for multiple funding opportunities. Launched in 2023, it’s a first-of-its-kind tool for artists, arts organizations, and fiscally sponsored projects seeking vital project and general operating grant funding from Bay Area-focused foundations and grantmaking organizations.

Bay Area arts funders that are currently implementing The Common App welcome grantseekers to a free workshop to provide an overview of the tool. Topics covered will include:

  • An Overview of The Common App
  • What kind of funding is available through The Common App
  • How The Common App is integrated with other applications
  • General approaches to application questions
  • The Budget Template tool

Join this event in person or virtually to gain insight on how best to benefit from this innovative tool – a pathway to arts funding in the Bay Area.

Margot Melcon (she/her) joined the Zellerbach Family Foundation in 2015 and manages the arts and culture grantmaking portfolio – including the Community Arts program – where she works to create an equitable, responsive, and accessible relationship in community with Bay Area artists. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked with nonprofit arts organizations for 20 years as a dramaturg, producer, and arts administrator. She is also a playwright and lives in San Francisco with her family.

This workshop will be facilitated by InterMusic SF, a part of the Professional Development Workshop Series. A pillar of programming, InterMusic SF offers public workshops that provide practical, usable guidance on a broad range of topics designed for professional musicians and facilitated by local experts. All workshops are free of charge.

Learn more about The Common App

RSVP to register for this workshop.

Register to attend virtually via Zoom

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: 135 Main Street, Floor 1 Conference Room, SF

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