Artists Essential Toolkit #12: How to write a successful arts grant

Our latest video walks you through what’s involved in writing a grant application, in order to help you present your ideas with conviction.

From studying eligibility guidelines to tips about keeping your language clear and concise, the latest video in our Artists Essential Toolkit series explores the ins and outs of grant-writing.

Presented by Vyshnavee Wijekumar, this video acknowledges that language and literacy issues can impact on some people’s ability to write a grant application and offers some advice to help navigate those issues. We also discuss the importance of budgets and breaks down the meaning of some of the terms commonly used in grant applications, in order to make them less confusing.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts