Grant writing is tedious. From navigating the guidelines to receiving feedback, it’s a part of the creative process that is often overlooked. As a funder, IDA, in partnership with Sundance, has led the shift towards a more transparent and equitable application process through the Documentary Core Application Project. To further assist filmmakers, IDA has taken its Grant Writing Master Class on the road to demystify the application process for more creators around the world. In each city, we not only break down best practices but also enlist an IDA-funded filmmaker to share their application as a case study. Grant seekers have the unique opportunity to directly hear from their colleagues, learning from their mistakes and successes. Together, our goal is to impart skills and knowledge that will strengthen every documentarian's grant- writing process.
For more information, read "Learn Documentary Grant Writing from the Funder and the Funded" by Dana Merwin, Program Officer.