Testimonials

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My consulting experience with Vicky was extremely useful. She helped me obtain my first CCA grant in 2019 and also helped me clarify future goals for my career and the steps I needed to take to get there. With her wealth of experience I always felt that I was getting relevant and practical knowledge – a true insider’s perspective. At the same time I always felt respected by Vicky and that I was getting advice based on what my goals were. I never felt pushed to be a different kind of artist than I am. While I work hard at developing the main aspect of my art practice in my studio, I feel comforted and confident to know that Vicky is there to help with the other side of my practice – galleries, grants, etc.” — Scott Bertram, Artist

“I had a fantastic experience working with Vicky. She is very clear and knowledgeable with her insights into the grant writing process, and in my case specifically her help with the budget portion was invaluable! I highly recommend her personalized consultations for all and anything art grant related. Thank you so much Vicky!” — Frances Enyedy, Artist

“I am so pleased that I was able to hire Vicky to review an application for me. She is clearly very experienced in her field. Her insight led me to articulate things about my art practice that I never had before: important things that I was taking for granted. She let me write in my own way and patiently helped me refine the ideas, in the ways that I felt comfortable, checking in just often enough while giving me the space to work. I was able to use much of the writing again, for many things. So much value was added through hiring her! I really appreciated her speed and efficiency. Vicky’s warm personality put me at ease and allowed me to be honest about the ways that I felt a little stuck, unsure of how to proceed when looking at different directions for the application. I am very happy with the quality of my text and what I presented. A positive experience all around” — Shelley Vanderbyl, Artist