Workshop Registration

Starting on Wednesday, February 21, at 6pm AT, this three-part online workshop series will focus on grant writing essentials for artists. Each one hour session will be taught by grant writing consultant, interdisciplinary/media artist, and NSCAD University instructor Becka Barker. Sessions will allow artists from across the country to learn about tools for leveraging opportunities, effective methods for drafting proposals, and writing essentials– all from the comfort of their own home or studio.  Individual webinars will be available to VANS members for $18, and $28 for non-members. Members can register for all three webinars at a cost of $45, and non-members can register for all three at a cost of $75.

If you do not wish to register online, mail a cheque or pay with cash or credit card by visiting the VANS office with your Workshop Registration Form.


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WORKSHOPS ($18 each for members or bundle to save)


This first webinar in the series will give an overview of how to find funding opportunities, what goes into a good grant, and how to utilize opportunities to best support your practice. Topics include: understanding the differences among funding opportunities and assessing their fit; aligning opportunities to modes of practice (research, creation, production, etc.); the path to funding eligibility/validation; and telling your story with images, numbers, and text (or, understanding support material, budgets, and project description).
Instructor: Becka Barker

Wednesday, February 21, 6 – 7pm AT – WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 14


A well-written proposal is essential for convincing funders to support your work. In this second webinar in the series, you will learn how to draft a strong proposal while remaining true to your artistic vision and voice. Topics include: giving the jury what they want (ie responding to criteria), content vs. style vs. mechanics, and finding your voice.
Instructor: Becka Barker

Wednesday, February 28, 6 – 7pm AT – WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 21


This final webinar gets into the nitty-gritty of writing: strengthen your command of grammar and syntax to help your proposal content and artist statements shine. Topics include: editing for logical flow, editing for clarity, and focusing on the grammar that matters.
Instructor: Becka Barker

Wednesday, March 7, 6 – 7pm AT – WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 28

Get all three webinars for $45 for VANS Members. $75 for non-members. SOLD OUT!

VANS Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds of 75% of workshop fee will be given if cancellation occurs 72 hours or more prior to the beginning of the workshop. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs on the day  of the workshop. If VANS has to cancel the workshop for any reason, registrants will be notified and refunded in full.

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2 Responses to Workshop Registration

  1. Pingback: Maritime Art List » Blog Archive » VANS Grant Proposals Workshop – Registration Deadline Oct 9

  2. It would be fantastic if any of these workshops were offered online or as a podcast either during or after. The workshop could be filmed then broken into parts and uploaded to utube with password protection. People could pay. It would be a great advantage for those of us who are not in Halifax and even for people not in the Maritimes. It would be great promotion too for VANS and the services it offers.

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