"Asimina is the best grant writer we have ever worked with. She is extremely clear and honest with her writing. She will deliver a very well written grant proposal early. She listens to the artist respectfully, reorganizes everything well and is very affordable."
— Olivier Tarpaga, co-artistic director of Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, USA-Burkina Faso

"Thanks to Asimina's expert help, I got a grant from the NEA!"
— Ilana Trachtman, Film Producer/Director/Writer, Philadelphia PA

"Working with Asimina makes the difficult process of grant writing a creative endeavor that stays in conversation with the artwork itself. My company has received new and increased funding since we began working with her."
— Rachel Damon, Director of Synapse Arts, Chicago IL 

"As a foreigner who does not speak English as a mother tongue, it is extremely important to write understandable, clear, strong English to push my artistry farther. Many grant writers helped me so far, but especially Asimina did wonderful job in her quick response, affordable rate, and quality writing, which was big support to my application process. Even in the frequent, intense final brush-up, she was happy to 
work whenever she was available." 
— Kensaku Shinohara, Independent Dancer/Choreographer, NYC

"Asimina facilitates clear articulation of those ideas that may seem elusive or intangible; she understands the artist's mind and process. Her support and thoughtfulness is invaluable in communicating clearly and directly."
—Leah Stein, Choreographer, Philadelphia PA

"Asimina helped me with over a dozen personal essays/statements for top-ranking graduate schools. She was extremely fast to reply with insightful comments, excellent editing, all for a remarkably affordable rate. I highly recommend her as a writing consultant!"
—Marcel Williams Foster, Public Health Graduate Student, Emory University

"Asimina responded to me very quickly and got to me back promptly with her work. Her service was personal and she thoroughly grasped my points and needs in preparing an application for a visiting faculty position at a college. I became confident that readers would understand my ideas much better."
Ayako Kato, Choreographer and Curator, Chicago IL

"Asimina is a potent and engaged practitioner of arts counsel and explication. In working with Asimina, I was well aware I was working with an artist herself, as she has incredible empathy and understanding for the experience necessary to translate experience and ideas into text form. Asimina has a massive understanding of the art world, the artistic process, and the artist as a human, and these three facets are all required when making material that will actually be legible and understandable to the many contexts needed. Asimina has a remarkable ability to listen, to clarify, and then to gracefuly and clearly write and describe. Her writing style is has a simplicity and easeful narrative style, without any reductionism, which is notable and unique. I highly recommend Asimina's services for many and all, and have glowingly passed on her contacts to colleagues and friends." 
— Margit Galanter, Movement Educator/Arts Investigator/Dance Poet, Oakland CA


Photos, top banner: Images above, from L to R: Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project/Propelled Animals Collective, photo by Karla Conrad; Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, photo by Ralph Kuehne; Kensaku Shinohara (top), by ©Satoshi Tsuchiyama; Synapse Arts, photo by Jessie Young.

Photos, bottom banner Leah Stein Dance Company, photo by LSDC; Margit Galanter, photo by Avery Hudson.