Funding Innovation: Avenues, Resources and Support for Projects
May 2, 2013
David Holland (panelist)—David Holland is the research and entrepreneurship specialist in the School of the Arts at VCU. In this capacity, he works with faculty and administrators in the School to facilitate the planning and development of faculty research projects, to manage the School’s support of faculty and student research, to identify sources of external funding to expand research within VCUarts and to encourage the development of commercial projects and an entrepreneurial culture across the School. David was formerly a development director with local arts non-profit ART 180. Prior to this, he lived and worked in London, England, for 8 years, where his experience included management and consulting appointments with B3 Media, a media arts organization; Arts & Business; the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA); and BOP Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in the arts, cultural and media fields.
Jessica Venable (panelist)—Jessica Venable is the grant and research analyst in the Office of the Vice President for Research at VCU. In this capacity, she provides support to individual faculty in developing competitive research projects, collaborations and proposals for extramural funding from government and private sponsors. These duties include providing guidance and training to strengthen research development; providing grant search services and assistance analyzing grant opportunities; giving one-to-one grant writing assistance and editing; and analyzing the funding environment.