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Get Started in ART School for $85

Early Enrollment is Now Open Enroll before Friday, August 28th at midnight PST and save over 50% off the full price of ART School.  For one week only, artists can gain the same lifetime access for for only $85 on our deeply discounted payment plan.    Program Overview The Starry Night Artist Resources & Tools program (ART School) is an […]

Grant Writing Cheat Sheet

In case you missed it, Gail Marlene Schwartz, grant writer and copy writer of Gail Writes, recently wrote an article about grant writing for artists, effective copy writing, and even rolled out her special discounts just for folks in the Starry Night community. If you haven’t read all about her great work and her time at Starry Night, check it […]

Gail Marlene Schwartz of Gail Writes

The following post was written by former Artist In Residence, Gail Marlene Schwartz. Most artists I know struggle with money. I think it’s safe to say most of us have worked outside of our profession to pay the bills. In my case jobs included cleaning houses, waiting tables, babysitting, petsitting and, yes, during one especially dry spell, even telemarketing. Grants […]

My First Grant

The following post was written by our Director, Monika Proffitt. Had I never attended a glass school – and I wasn’t really wasn’t a glass artist – I would have never gotten my first grant.  Let me explain. It goes without saying that, especially if you’re first starting out, applying for grants is really intimidating.  I applied for my first […]

My First Scholarship

The following post was written by our director, Monika Proffitt. When I was first starting out as an artist, I’d see postings for opportunities like grants and scholarships and think that I would ever get them. I had no idea what was supposed to be included in a good application, so I just didn’t apply. I realize that sounds really […]

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the ART School Scholarship. To apply for a full Scholarship to Artist Resources & Tools, please review the guidelines and information below. Apply at the bottom of this page. Applications are open until Friday, August 21st, 2015, midnight PST. Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 5th, 2015, […]

Interview with Robb Nanus

In this interview, we talk with Robb Nanus, an accomplished producer and grant writer. Robb gives light to his background and career in producing. We also touch upon topics ranging from success, grant writing, what he looks for in grant applications, and the process of creating work that is impactful – and how he defines that for his own work […]