Zoom Session: How to Write Strong Grant Applications

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020, 6pm - 9pm
Alan Greyeyes, Ogichidaa Arts (on Manitoba Arts Council)
Andrina Turenne, Artist Entrepreneur (on Canada Council for the Arts)
Bonnie Seidel, Manitoba Film & Music
Eryka MacLean, FACTOR
Julien Boumard Coallier, SOCAN Foundation
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
Zoom (online)


In Canada, there is support available from various funding agencies for a wide variety of music projects that include touring, recording, artist and business development, showcasing, and more; as well as programming for artists that identify as Indigenous. The biggest challenge can be finding the right grant and writing the strongest application.

Presented through MusicWorks and Indigenous Music, we’re bringing expert advice to you via small-group Zoom meetings. By filling out our brief survey, we’ll put you into virtual groups with a mentor who can speak on one of the five leading funders. Each 30-minute session will offer practical advice and tips on how to effectively write an application specific to that funding organization, in order to maximize your chances for success.

We have a roundup of the various programs along with each of their eligibility requirements at,article/7752/ as a primer and will be sending a more detailed tip sheet before the session. 

We strongly encourage participants to prepare examples of grant applications that have already been started, or past applications that haven’t been successful, for professional feedback from the mentors.


Resgitration is full.

Space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged. 

ASL interpretation and live transcription can be available by request with one week’s notice. 

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