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Arts Events


March 24, 2018

10AM - 4PM

Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC

$10/person for individuals, students, or under-employed, $20/ persons employed, or representing a Craft Guild, or Craft Association

Phone: 250-656-0275

Are you an individual visual artist or crafter looking for grants to pursue your work? Uncertain about grant applications requirements? Discouraged because your applications are not successful?

This one day hands-on workshop is designed for individual visual and craft artists. Competition for grant funds is keen, and by improving your understanding of the process you can increase the success of your applications.

An overview and guidance in preparing grant applications will be followed by working through some sample grant applications to understand the process from the point of view of juries used by the funding agency. The workshop will focus on applications for British Columbia Arts Council grants, but the principles and are similar for other sources.

Walter Quan, shares his 30+ years of experience as a program officer with the BC Arts Council during which time he has handled, now, thousands of grant applications. A University of BC graduate in Music and Commerce, Walter also has experience from the applicant side of the table from his years with various a rts organizations, doing administration, marketing and publicity..

The session commences at 10 am and will finish about 4 pm, with a working lunch (bring your own). If you have one, please also please bring your laptop computer for the simulated jury review of sample grants.


Who can attend:

The focus of the discussion is on visual and craft arts grants for individual artists, but representatives of the various Fine Craft Associations are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.



$10/person for individuals, students, or under-employed

$20/ persons employed, or representing a Craft Guild, or Craft Association


Minimum 10 registered participants required, maximum 25 participants.

This event is a partnership with the Mary Winspear Centre, the BC Arts Council, and Tobias Tomlinson an independent artisan.

Registration for this workshop can be completed on line through the website above.



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