Preparing Project Grants for Emerging Artists
(emphasis on inclusivity and diversity)
Dates: February 24 and 25, 2018
Time: 10AM to 5PM
Submission guidelines: Send a cover letter describing your interest in the sessions, a biography and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: exploring practice Jesse Stong
Application deadline extended: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Using innovative, interactive activities Jesse Stong (Art Educator/Playwright) will support emerging artists to develop a strong application for their own future project grants. From seeding and exploring initial ideas to developing dynamic writing samples, and participating in group brainstorms to elaborate and articulate project outlines with realistic timelines and budgets. By the end of this hands-on sessions each participant will leave with their own completed first draft of a grant proposal, as well as many tips on finding a diversification of funding, independent fundraising strategies, and guidance on building partnerships for the future life of their proposed project.
a) General Grant Writing Tips/Cautions
b) Stress and Time Management/Infusing GRANT WRITING into your artistic practice
c) Hands-On Project Proposal Building (developing treatment, describing project)
d) Creative Activities (exploring innovative grant writing processes)
e) Expressing authentic NEED and attracting SUPPORT
f) Group Brainstorm Sessions (exploring ideas, developing proposals further in the workshop)
g) Editing and Increasing Impact (How to sharpen your grant)
h) Action planning/specific measurable steps towards grant submission
i) Ongoing Discussions/Group Sharing of Resources/Sources of Funding
- Participants should come to the workshop with a project/residency idea they are genuinely interested in developing a grant proposal for
(the idea can be fully developed or a seed of a new project)
- Participants should be expected to engage with the hands-on process.
- Participants will support the ideas of others/contribute to the group discussions.
- Participants will leave with a clear plan to continue to process forward
Jesse Stong, Playwright/Director
Jesse is happy to be back for a third year designing and leading PWM’s Young Creators Unit. Jesse is a graduate of Playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada and is completing his Masters in Art Education at Concordia University. Jesse was recently assistant curator for the National Art’s Centre Disability Summit, and in 2016 received the Michaëlle Jean Foundation award for his innovative writing/puppetry workshops for schools and youth groups. Jesse is a proud member of the board of directors at Les Muses: Centre for dance and performance training, for people living with intellectual differences, as well as a writing facilitator for the Quebec Writers Federation.
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