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Art Volt Grant Writing Program

Program Overview

We are thrilled to announce the pilot edition of our Grant Writing Program! Recent alumni who have graduated within the last 3 years are invited to apply to participate in this 4-week intensive professional training program. The goal of this program is to help participants improve their grant writing skills through the process of writing and assembling their own grant application. The program will also encourage recent alumni to develop a practice of peer review and mentorship, while building a network of peers and professionals that can help support one another. 

Selected participants will attend a series of events, workshops and work sessions, all designed to help improve their grant writing skills. At the end of the program, each participant will be able to choose a mentor (from a list we provide) and receive 4h of personalized support to help proofread, edit and finalize their grant application. Furthermore, participants who complete the program will receive an honorarium of $350 as a small kickstarter for their grant project. 

 

To apply to this Grant Writing program, you must:

  • have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years;
  • not currently be enrolled in any education program at Concordia or elsewhere;
  • be available to attend each workshop and work session as listed in the program schedule below.

 

Alumni who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend a virtual information session on Tuesday, September 20th at 12pm. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the program and ask your questions directly to the program coordinator.

Program Schedule

WEEK ONE

LAUNCH EVENT: Panel Discussion & Tabling Fair with Funding Bodies
Tuesday, November 1st - 4pm to 6pm
4th Space, LB ground floor, room 103

WORK SESSION: Participant Introductions & Proposal Ideation, moderated by Joanna Berzowska & MJ Thompson
Thursday, November 3rd - 2pm to 5pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 600

 

WEEK TWO

WORKSHOP:  Writing Workshop: Bio & Project Proposal, with Jessica Auer
Tuesday, November 8th - 5pm to 7:30pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 620

WORKSHOP: Writing your Artist CV, with Gabrielle Bouchard
Wednesday, November 9th  - 5pm to 7pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 620

WORK SESSION: Bios, Project Proposals & CVs, moderated by Joanna Berzowska & MJ Thompson
Thursday, November 10th - 2pm to 5pm,
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 600

 

WEEK THREE 

WORKSHOP: Building your Grant Budget, with Nicole Burisch
Tuesday, November 15th - 5pm to 7pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 620

WORK SESSION: Budgeting, moderated by Dr Shauna Janssen & Kelly Thompson
Thursday, November 17th - 2pm to 5pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 600

 

WEEK FOUR

WORKSHOP: Preparing your Portfolio & Support Materials, with Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau
Monday, November 21st - 5pm to 7pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 620

WORK SESSION - Portfolios & Wrap-up, moderated by Dr Shauna Janssen & Kelly Thompson
Thursday, November 24th - 2pm to 5pm
District 3, FB 6th floor, room 600

 

PERSONALIZED MENTORSHIP - December 2022 & January 2023

Application Criteria

Eligible applicants must:

  • have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years;
  • not currently be enrolled in any education program at Concordia or elsewhere;
  • be available to attend each workshop and work session as listed in the program schedule.

 

Applicants are welcome to apply as a collective, as long as all members of the group meet the eligibility criteria listed above. 

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, October 3rd 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

Alumni who are interested in applying are encouraged to attend a virtual information session on Tuesday, September 20th at 12pm. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the program and ask your questions directly to the program coordinator. 

If you have any questions about the pilot edition of the Art Volt Grant Writing Program, please contact artvolt@concordia.ca

APPLY HERE

Recognising the generous support

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.


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