Grant Writing Intensive

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Grant Writing Intensive

Want to write a grant for an art project but don’t know where to start?
Having trouble securing project funding?
Ghost River Theatre is here to help!

We are hosting a Grant Writing Intensive in the spring of 2022. Led by writer, grant expert, and former artistic director of Ghost River Theatre Jason Rothery, this seven-week course will take you step-by-step through the process of conceiving, writing, developing, and submitting an individual project grant.

This weekly intensive will guide participants through the process of preparing either the concept to realization, or research & creation grant for individuals and collectives through the Canada Council for the Arts, leading up to the spring deadline for the Explore and Create program. Given that Albertan artists are historically underfunded on the federal level, we want to equip and empower artists with the knowledge and tools needed to have the best chance possible to secure funding.

Topics covered will include:

  • Introduction to Canada Council grant requirements
  • Grant structure and narrative
  • Writing and developing a project plan
  • Budgets and support material
  • Navigating the online portal system

Near the end of the process, a mock jury composed of professional artistic peers will provide feedback on participants’ applications. At the conclusion of the course, workshop participants will submit their applications to the Canada Council for the Arts.

With a finished grant, we’ll examine how to adapt and submit applications to provincial and municipal funding bodies such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development Association.

The course will run from February 22 to April 5, 2022 on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

All the classes will take place online over Zoom.

The course fee is $150.00 per participant.

For more information and to register, email our producer, Andrew G. Cooper, at

For more information about Ghost River Theatre visit

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