Application deadline extended until Friday April 23, 2021.
Using innovative and interactive activities, Jesse Stong (Art educator / Playwright / Dramaturg) will support emerging artists as they develop strong applications for their own future project grants.
From seeding and exploring initial ideas to developing dynamic writing samples, participants will have the opportunity to elaborate and articulate project outlines with realistic timelines and budgets. By the end of these hands-on sessions, each participant will leave with their own completed first draft of a grant proposal, as well as strategies on seeking diverse sources of funding, independent fundraising strategies, and guidance on partnerships-building strategies for the future life of their proposed project.
(2-part group session)
Part 1 – Wednesday, May 5th
Part 2 – Thursday, May 6
In addition to the group sessions, individual or smaller group calls may be scheduled based on the participants’ availability.
The workshop will take place remotely via video-conferencing software.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about setting up for the workshop.
- General grant writing tips/cautions
- Stress and time management/infusing grant writing into your artistic practice
- Hands-On Project Proposal Building (developing treatment, describing project)
- Creative Activities (exploring innovative grant writing processes)
- Expressing authentic need and attracting support
- Group Brainstorm Sessions (exploring ideas, developing proposals further in the workshop)
- Editing and Increasing Impact (How to sharpen your grant)
- Action planning/specific measurable steps towards grant submission
- Ongoing Discussions/Group Sharing of Resources/Sources of Funding
- Please 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)
- Be prepared to support the ideas of others/contribute to the group discussions.
- Expect to leave with a clear plan to complete your grant application.
- Please attach a bio and/or CV as well as a brief paragraph detailing your interest in the workshop.
- Send applications to email@example.com with subject line: Exploring Practice with Jesse Stong.
- Apply before 5 PM on April 23, 2021
- Due to the revised format of the workshop, the number of participants may be limited to ensure that each participant gets the most out of the workshop.
About the workshop leader
Jesse Stong is a proud father of twins, a graduate of Playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada, and received his Master’s in Art Education from Concordia University. He is an award-winning artist, dramaturg, and educator.
Jesse is an occasional content creator/editor for Moment Factory, and was recently Manager of Children’s Programming for Watchmojo.com, Associate Curator for the National Arts Centre Disability Summit, and Host of the Montreal English Theatre Awards.