Grant Writing for Artists

 CCOM 1132

ArtsNB’s Creation Grant program provides money to NB artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants allow artists to devote time to research and creative production.

This class aims to help Saint John artists and arts presenters increase their chances of obtaining funding through grant writing skills development. Participants will be introduced to the specific needs of an artsNB grant and receive basic information and practical experience. The goal for each participant is a completed creation grant application.

Participants will be guided to develop these parts of their grant applications in this workshop:

  • Select your appropriate funding level and define how you qualify as a professional artist;
  • Develop your artistic resume, your CV, that is a standard part of every grant you will ever apply for;
  • Create your grant budget;
  • Compile samples of your work;
  • Communicate your growth as an artist and
  • Write a compelling and clear artistic project
  • Ensure that you have completed the checklist properly

Important: Participants should come prepared with a developed project idea, a blank ArtsNB Creation grant application and program description, available at:

Instructor: Sandy MacKay
Dates: Thursdays, Feb 26 - March 26, 2015 (4weeks) (No class March 5)
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Location: The Saint John Learning Exchange, 162 Union Street, Saint John.
Course fee: $125 (plus HST)

About the instructor: Sandy MacKay has been writing grant applications for non-profit organizations for 15 years, including successful applications to artsNB for artistic projects. Sandy has also participated as a jury member, and understands the importance of creating a grant application that stands out from the norm.  Sandy will explain how a jury approaches the process, so that you can write your grant application with the reader in mind.

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