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Grant Writing for BIPOC Artists
May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until May 19, 2023
You are invited to a free workshop to learn about grant writing for artists.
* This is a free event with limited spots available. Please reserve your tickets to save your spot. We will not exceed the capacity of each workshop, but will have a waitlist in case any cancellations occur.*
About the Workshop
Grant Writing for BIPOC Artists is a 2-week course that shares teachings, strategies and best practices for grant writing for BIPOC artists in all phases of their career. This course is for artists in all disciplines with a special focus on emerging artists seeking to fund artistic projects that focus on self and community care through the Arts. This is for BIPOC artists in various phases of their career interested in learning about best practices for grant-writing to support projects and professional development.
Participants are asked to have an idea of a project for which they would like to apply for a grant coming into this course.
We will aim to have started to explore specific application streams at the end of the 2 weeks.
Max 20 participants. Attendees who can attend all 2 sessions are prioritized, while it also possible to attend 1 session.
Participants will be required to bring the following to each session:
1. Notebook or paper and pen
2. A preliminary or developed idea for a project for which to apply for a grant
About the Facilitator:
Greenhouse Theatre is an ecosystem of Scarborough rooted, diasporic and nomadic artists engaging with the arts to catalyze community healing that has received numerous grants from the TAC, OAC and the CAC to elevate our creative work since 2019. We engages with the Arts as embodied practices of ritual, storytelling, and rites of passage in this time of deep social and ecological transformation. We facilitate research, experimentation, creation, innovation, presentation, community care, transformation and healing through the arts with the purpose of empowering artists to express their highest potential.
Shaina Agbayani is the Greenhouse Theatre. She is a queer Tagalog transdisciplinary artist whose work/play is devoted to unraveling borders between art, life, and healing. Her film work has been showcased at the international forums including Queer Women of Colour Film Festival in San Francisco and McGill University in Montreal. She is a published author in print publications such as and Feel Ways : A Scarborough Anthology. She has facilitated community rituals merging art, food, land connection, and interdisciplinary creative practice across oceans and borders.
About the Community-Led Workshop Series: About the Community-Led Workshop Series:
The Community-Led Workshop Series takes an innovative approach to community development and revitalization, employing local residents to provide workshop programming to members of the Weston community. Through the series of workshop, local Weston residents will have the opportunity to access up to a total of 9 free workshops including: Green Careers with the City of Toronto, Grant Writing for BIPOC Artists, Mom’s Common Connection, BrAIDS for AIDS, Swing by the Kitchen: Sustainable Self-Employment in the Food Sector, Wild Studio, Fostering Children’s Development and Academic Outcomes, Prep to Volunteer and Gain Skills, and Intro to Fabric Marbling.
These workshops will be hosted at Artscape Weston Common from May 2023 – November 2023.
This workshop series is made possible through a partnership with the Dream Community Foundation.