Facilitated by Michael Peterson and Laura Helgert
This virtual, weekly, six-week course will take you through the process of writing a grant application. Participants should be prepared to work on a specific application. In addition to course meetings (via Zoom), there will be approximately 2 to 4 hours of independent work required each week.
Presentation: Overview of grant bodies and grant possibilities (Creative Saskatchewan, SK Arts, Canada Council for the Arts).
Homework: Participants research grant possibilities and select one to create an application for.
Opening discussion: Participants present the grant they have selected and a brief overview of what they believe their proposal will be.
Presentation: Overview of the writing process. How to develop and structure a grant; overview of project outlines, descriptions, and schedules.
Homework: Participants create rough drafts for their project descriptions and schedule.
Opening discussion: Participants present their rough draft project descriptions/the framework for their grants to date.
Presentation: Overview of letters of support and building community partnerships. How to write a draft letter of support.
Homework: Participants make contacts for letters of support and/or community partnerships and begin to prepare the necessary documents.
Opening discussion: Participants discuss their letter of support/community partnership efforts to date; opportunity for review of updated project descriptions.
Presentation: Developing budgets and schedules and how the two should work together.
Homework: Participants create detailed budgets and schedules for their grants.
Opening discussion: Participants present their budgets and schedules; opportunity for review of updated project descriptions.
Presentation: Selecting images to represent your grant proposal and creating an image list.
Homework: Participants take/collect images and prepare an image list; participants share their completed grant proposal with Michael and Laura ahead of the final night.
Final Presentation: Participants’ grant proposals are presented in a slideshow format, one after the other, in a mock grant review to understand how their proposal will sound in that context.
Participants will be able to provide feedback to one another and receive feedback from Michael and Laura.
Given the challenging times we are in there is no charge for SCC members to participate in this course. "Professional Practices" is a program of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, with funding support from Creative Saskatchewan. This course is only available to members of the Saskatchewan Craft Council.