Caroline Jennings

Grant Writing, Editing, and Proofreading

Picture Research and Rights Clearance

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Excellent references provided upon request.

Caroline Jennings is an experienced, sensitive, and versatile writer/editor, grant writer, and proof reader, with particular expertise in the arts, archaeology, the humanities, and social sciences.

As a grant writer, she has a stellar record of successful proposals to private foundations and government funding agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities,  the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation,  the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and others.

As a writer, Caroline has worked closely with scholars, archaeologists, artists, and designers to draft and present successful proposals for exhibitions, scholarships, archival work, and digital/internet-related work in the arts and humanities; and to create and refine text for both online and hard copy publications.  She is knowledgeable about copyright law and has extensive experience in licensing visual work. She has proofread and edited essays for publication in scholarly catalogues such as Building an Idea: Mckim, Mead, & White and the American Academy in Rome (1914-2014). Her essay  on the work of American primitive painter Edwin Romanzo Elmer (1850-1923), is held in the archives of the Smith College Art Museum, and is referenced in Smith College Museum of Art: European and Amrican Painting and Sculpture, 1760-1960, by John Davis and Jaroslaw Leshko (Hudson Hills, 2000). Her essays and articles have appeared in Goldenseal, a magazine of oral history, and the T.E. Lawrence Society Journal and newsletter. Writing as C.P.T. Jennings, she is the author of 3 novels (A Conspiracy of Goodness, The Undulating Mountain, and Her Family of Men), a memoir (Amazon in Arabic: backward from illness), and 2 illustrated stories, all published by Red Feather Press New York.

Caroline’s considerable skill and experience as a writer are enhanced and supported by her experience, both professional and volunteer, in a rich variety of environments as evidenced in her work history, below; and by her talent for working with colleagues to produce the highest quality result.


Consultant and independent contractor, July, 2015 – Present.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund, May 2018–November 2021.

          - Executive Director.

American Academy in Rome, New York, NY,  9/2010 - 6/30/2015.

     Development Officer/Writer, 1/7/ 2013 – 6/30/15.

         -Wrote and submitted all grant proposals and reports to private foundations and government funding agencies,        with a strong record of success.

         -Researched potential funding sources and matched them with relevant projects.

         -Worked closely with colleagues at foundations and government agencies.

         -Worked closely with the Academy president and the directors in Rome to clarify funding needs and meet them.

         -Wrote special acknowledgment letters and other correspondence signed by the president.

     Manager for Affiliated Fellows Program, 5/2011 – 6/2015.

         -Managed administration of the program.

         -Wrote and submitted successful proposals for fellowship funding.

              -Coordinated with affiliate institutions and Fellows.

         -Was successful in establishing several new fellowships, including the American Academy in Rome Community College Faculty Fellowship, the Kress Foundation/ Association of Art Museum Curators Fellowship, and the Maurice Sendak Foundation Fellowship.

     Programs Assistant, 2010-2012.

         -Assisted Programs Director in Managing Rome Prize competition.

Great War Archaeology Group: Great Arab Revolt Project, Southern Jordan

     Small Finds Paper Expert; Resident Artist; Arabic Translator, 2008-2011.

         -Worked in the field during the 2008-2010 seasons, serving as Arabic translator for the team.

         -Recorded the project in drawings as requested by the directors.

         -Researched, classified, and recorded small finds, and logged them in the project’s database.

The Bridgeman Art Library, New York, NY and London, UK

     Consultant in Research and Rights, 2007-2008.

     Head of Research and Rights, 2003-2006.                                                                                                    

        -Acted as liaison with museums and collections in the US.          

        -oversaw picture research, licensing, and copyright clearance.

        -wrote press releases; key-worded and proofread entries for online image library.     


      Picture Researcher and Rights Executive, 2001-2003.



         The Literacy Project, Greenfield, MA, 2016.

          International Center, New York, 2008-2009.

              -Conversation partner

        Cross Cultural Solutions, Morocco Program, Rabat, 2008.

        -English Teacher at Ibny, a school for street children;

     and Femme Action, a center for women’s empowerment.

        Trees For Life, Scotland, 2007.

        -Environmental Work                                               

        New York Cares, New York, NY, 2006-2007.

             -Soup kitchen

        Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY, 2001-2008.

       -Soup kitchen, congregational work

        East Harlem Tutorial Center, New York, NY, 2001.

       -Tutoring of middle grade students

        Survival Center, Amherst, MA, 1994-1997.

       -Soup kitchen

        AIDsWalk NY, many times.


        Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France

            Fellow in Writing, 2019.

        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

         Fellow in Writing, 2006.     

        Smith College

         Elizabeth Drew Prize in Literature, 1996.

         Prize for Excellence in American Studies,1996.     

         Tryon Prize in Art History, runner-up, 1995.

        West Virginia Governor’s Award (visual arts); 1983, 1985, 1987.

        SECCA “Southeast 7” Southeast Artists Fellowship, 1985-86.


        The New School, New York, NY

         Intensive Arabic and Literature.

        Smith College, Northampton, MA

         B.A., American Studies.

               Magna Cum Laude, Smith Scholar, First Group Scholar

        The Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

         Painting and Printmaking.

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