Grants are often held up as the holy grail of a successful arts career, and to be awarded “free” money can feel like a blessing, until you realise how much extra work is involved, not just in managing a grant but winning in the first place. But how do you get to the point where you have won a grant, what can you do to survive the crushing reality of not winning a grant, and where can you find the resolve to keep trying? Experienced grant writer, Irene Lemon, will present a number of tips, tools, resources and strategies to help you manage the grants landscape and write compelling and compliant grant proposals. The workshop focuses on:Understanding your value and what you bring to the table with your arts practice; All the different types of grants and other opportunities available; The common errors in an application and how to avoid them; Tools and techniques for a successful grants strategy; An overview of the grant landscape and how artists and arts organisations can manage the changes and restrictions.
Bio of host:
Irene Lemon is a producer and performer with over twenty years of experience in the creative industries with business skills across a range of areas including grant and tender writing, campaign planning, project management and business development. Irene has assisted hudndreds of small business owners and students to build their capacity in the creative industries. As a professional grant writer she has achieved over 4.3 million $AUD in the last eight years for her clients and her own projects.