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Thursday, August 8, 6-8:30pm

In person professional development workshop with Tualitan Valley Creates at Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, Hillsboro, OR.

Cost: $25 non-refundable registration 

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Grants for Artists 101

In this interactive workshop participants will learn about the components of grant applications, and get tips on writing compelling project descriptions, creating a budget, and fine tuning your artist statement, resume, and work samples to support your application. The workshop is designed to demystify the grant review process, help you overcome barriers to applying for grants, and learn collaboratively with other artists. Artists from all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome.






art & museum services

LOTUS Art Services offers creative solutions and hands-on support in the areas of collections care, curating, and artist services. We work with integrity, authenticity, creativity and excellence to collaborate with our clients in identifying goals and implementing the steps to get them there.

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Arts, culture and heritage: essential elements

We believe in the power of the arts and museums to present diverse experiences, generate critical conversations and encourage new perspectives.


Activate your institution's role by taking steps to care for your collection or implementing arts programming.

Centering artists: from vision to fruition

Artists are innovators, creative thinkers and producers of culture. Their work can activate community spaces, spark new perspectives and make us feel alive.


We love working with artists to catalyze your vision and find opportunities to sustain your practice. Whether directly supporting artists in applying for opportunities or working with organizations to develop artist-centered projects, we recognize the social and financial value of artist's work.

who do we work with?

  • Museums

  • Galleries

  • Nonprofits

  • Public art programs

  • Artists

  • Studios

  • Artist collectives

  • Artist estates

  • Private collectors

  • Businesses

  • Universities

  • Government agencies

  • Transit agencies

We advocate for diversifying the voices, perspectives, and identities that are represented in museums, art venues, and public spaces, and welcome clients of all backgrounds.

HELLO I'm Eleanor.

Founder of LOTUS Art Services, Eleanor Sandys has over 15 years of experience in museum and arts administration. From collections management to public art, from policy development to curator services, from contracts to material culture research, from committee facilitation to artist grants, Eleanor brings a breadth of experience to LOTUS that enables her to collaborate with diverse individuals and organizations to successfully facilitate projects and implement best practices. Whether in a museum collection, at a public art site or in conversation with artists, Eleanor is a creative thinker and passionate change-maker that enjoys working with others to carry ideas and projects forward.

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Photo: Jennifer Alyse

CLIENTS I've worked with

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We'd love to hear from you!

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