Building Your Grant Proposal with Jesse Stong

Application Deadline: Sunday, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2024 AT 11:59PM EST.

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This online workshop will give participants the chance to articulate their project outlines with realistic timelines and budgets, with tips on writing innovative and authentic project proposals. 

Participants will build the foundation of their project grant in a shared Zoom room, with collaborative feedback. They’ll learn more about where to apply and when, and how to build a clear and powerful application by developing dynamic writing samples. By the end of this Exploring Practice, each participant will leave informed on how to seek diverse sources of funding, with guidance on partnership-building for the future of their proposed project.  This workshop is infused with motivational insights, aimed to empower participants to not only write, but enjoy writing grant applications! Each participant will get one-on-one time with the facilitator for individualized support.

Participation is free. Workshop participants are selected based on the complementary experience of the collective group. We encourage all levels of experience to apply.

“Building Your Grant Proposal” is co-presented by Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) and the Quebec Drama Federation (QDF), with support from le Conseil de la formation continue (CFC).


Monday, March 25th, 2024, 1 to 4PM

Tuesday, March 26th: NO SESSION

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, 1 to 4PM

Thursday, March 28th, 2024, 1 to 4PM

Friday, March 29th, 2024, 1 to 4PM


Remote (Zoom)

NOTE: The workshop is participatory in nature. Those taking part should come to the workshop with a project/residency idea that they are genuinely interested in developing a grant proposal for. This idea can be fully developed or a seed of a new project. An integral part of this workshop is in supporting the ideas of others and contributing to the group discussions. Participants should be available for the duration of the time scheduled. 


If you are interested in applying, please fill out this Google Form by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 25th, 2024.

Questions about this workshop can be sent to with the subject line: Exploring Practice with Jesse Stong.

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PWM welcomes all applications. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, and multidimensional, we strongly encourage applications from artists who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodivergent, disabled, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. PWM is strongly committed to supporting a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they are comfortable doing so.


A headshot of the facilitator, Jesse Stong.

Jesse Stong (they/them) is a proud parent of twins, a graduate of Playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada, and received a Master’s in Art Education from Concordia University. They are an award-winning queer creator, dramaturg, and educator. Over the years, Jesse has supported over 140 emerging Canadian storytellers as director of our Young Creators Unit.  Jesse also leads our New Stories Project for Neurodiverse Storytellers. Jesse is an occasional content creator/editor for Moment Factory, and was recently Manager of Children’s Programming for, Associate Curator for the National Arts Centre Disability Summit, and Host of the Montreal English Theatre Awards.

Headshot photo credit: Emelia Hellman




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