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Grant Workshop + Mingle

We've teamed up with the dream Warriors Foundation to talk grants for revolutionary women & non-binary individuals who need them! 🎉 DWF's Big Idea Grant (15K awarded to qualified individuals or groups seeking startup funds for new ventures in the Metro Atlanta area) application opens January 21st and all Spark Grant applications (awarded to individuals seeking stabilizing, supportive, or unique funds in three areas: The Arts, Community Impact, and Personal Crisis.) open June 2019.

Come and discuss how to fund your dreams!

Join us at Cultured South on Thursday, January 24th to hear from 2018 grant winners Jasmine Nicole & KNKY Deli, workshop your ideas with professional dreamies in entrepreneurship, the arts, community impact, and personal crisis aid, and mingle with other interested Dreamy applicants!

Featured Workshoppers:

Porsha Thomas - Big Idea Grant/Entrepreneurship

Porsha Thomas is a creative strategist, professional shindig thrower, and content producer with an affinity for branding and digital marketing. She runs GOWRKGRLS, a community and marketplace for women entrepreneurs, and as a consultant, helps DIY business ladies develop business marketing and branding strategies. She sits on the board of the Dream Warriors Foundation and enjoys all things yoga, food, wine, and good branding!

Audrey Gámez – Arts

Audrey Gámez brings 11 years of education experience to her role as Education Manager for C4 Atlanta. She was previously a facilitator for the Ignite class and has served as Education Coordinator for MASS Collective. Audrey began working in arts administration as an intern with WonderRoot in 2014. An active volunteer, Audrey has worked with several community and arts organizations around Atlanta. In addition to her responsibilities with C4 Atlanta, Audrey continues to work as a professional singer and music educator, maintaining a private voice, violin and viola studio. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University.

Audrey currently teaches: Ignite, AIM Atlanta, and Ignite Lite

Catie Leary - Personal Crisis

Catie Leary is a writer, editor, & content strategist based in Atlanta. As an administrator and long-time member of the Dream Warrior network, she seeks to advance social justice through community building, activism, critical reflection, and loving solidarity.

Ruby Velle - Community Impact

Ruby Velle is a multi-passionate creative, singer, songwriter and change maker. Ruby was born in Canada, raised in the Gainesville, FL, and has been making a name for herself in the Atlanta, GA scene as a cultural alchemist expressing matters of the soul. As a front-woman to an 8-piece cosmic soul band, “Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics,” she has positively shaped  hearts and minds with her words of empowerment and riveting live performances. Her singles have been shared as both iTunes and Starbucks "Pick of the Week” tracks, and her band’s latest album “State of All Things” was selected by Atlanta Magazine as “Best Album of the Year (non-hip hop).”

More recently, her debut solo single, “Fighter,” was used to fuel an epic retelling of the trials and triumphs of living and historic legend Ruth Bader Ginsberg, for the feature film “On The Basis of Sex.” As a change maker, Ruby focuses on the city she loves the most…ATLANTA. She helps her community to thrive by working to empower femme-identifying locals and youth in the diverse music and art spaces. She currently serves as board president for the local economy-boosting, grants giving foundation, Dream Warriors Foundation, as well as a board member for the certifiably rad Girls Rock Camp ATL. Within both groups, the intention she holds is to create space for womankind (as well as allies) to use their voices and be heard, while also cultivating the ability to listen with awareness.