This is a free two-part series for western region artists and creatives that focuses on finding clarity around a project idea and honing it into a strong grant application.
Part 1: Project Planning and Design
An interactive workshop full of simple tools and principles to help participants define a project, including its scope and desired outcomes in preparation for approaching funding bodies and partners.
• Shifting from an idea to a project
• Understanding the project life cycle
• Working through the ‘Project Planning Tool’
• Understanding what resources, you have and need
• Tips and tricks for managing your project
Saturday 13 August, 2pm to 4pm – online via zoom
Part 2: Grant Writing for Creatives
This fun and hands-on workshop will walk participants step by step through the grant making process from project idea through to acquittal. Includes:
• The grant making cycle
• Where to find the money
• Writing a killer 50-word grab
• Understanding the assessment criteria
• Working with partners
• Answering the questions in the application form
• Building a project budget (for a grant application)
• Support material
• Completing the acquittal report
Saturday 20 August, 2pm to 4pm – online via zoom
Open to creatives in the western regions of Melbourne only.
Up to 30 spots available.
Zoom links will be provided to registered participants closer to the workshop date.
For further information please visit: www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/creativeexchangelab
About the Facilitator
Debby Maziarz is a community development practitioner and creative entrepreneur who mentors artists, organisations and communities to create solid plans for resourcing their work. Renowned for unearthing innovative and ‘fundable’ ideas, Debby is driven to build the capacity of artists to get their important work done. She’s also got a great track record in sourcing funds – including founding Melbourne’s Westside Circus and Debby Maziarz Productions.
About Creative Exchange Lab
Creative Exchange Lab supports western region artists to develop skills, share ideas and resources, and produce artistic outcomes within Hobsons Bay and beyond. It is an initiative of Hobsons Bay City Council, with components presented in partnership with other western region LGAs and arts organisations. The program’s ongoing ‘creative exchange’, will inspire new programs and partnerships, enhance existing programs, and provide participants with a stronger, more connected, creative community.