Where the Money Reside? Grant Writing for Your Archives

September 27, 2022 · Diamond In The Back, Happenings, News, On Archives, Sixty Offline

A workshop on funding opportunities to support archival work and projects.

Sixty Inches From Center and The Blackivists presents Where the Money Reside? Grant Writing for Your Archives with Andrea Jackson Gavin. 

This workshop will highlight funding opportunities available to support archival work and projects, and inform attendees about the essential information needed to complete grant proposals.

By the end of the workshop, you will know:

  • About various funding opportunities to support archives and collections
  • How to identify and prepare materials needed for grant planning
  • How to articulate and explain the goals of the grant project in the proposal

Following Andrea’s presentation, there will be time for Q&A where attendees can ask questions, address specific concerns, and receive support.

Registration is free and open to all ages, experience levels, and interest areas. ASL and live-captioning will be provided.


Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 2:00 PM CST / 3:00 PM EST
Virtual via Zoom


This workshop is part of Diamond in the Back, a community archiving partnership between Sixty Inches From Center, The Blackivists, and a cohort of local individuals and groups to amplify, celebrate, and preserve the histories and living legacies of Black Chicago.

Have questions? Contact The Blackivists at blackivists@gmail.com.


Andrea Jackson Gavin is the Director of Engagement and Scholarship at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, where her responsibilities include outreach, programming, and collaborative initiatives as well as grant management.  A professional archivist for over 15 years, Jackson Gavin previously served as the Library’s Grant Writer, and as Head of the Archives Research Center.  She is very passionate about preserving Black and HBCU history, and was honored as a 2018 Fellow of the Society of Georgia Archivists. A proud alumna of Spelman College, Jackson Gavin obtained her Master’s degree from New York University in US History and certification in Archival Management, and participated in the Archives Leadership Institute and the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. She formerly served on the International Archives Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.