If you have been thinking of applying for a Canada Council writer’s grant, these information sessions might be useful. If you are interested in registering for the workshops, contact the FBCW at email@example.com and we will connect you to the organizers:
The Canada Council for the Arts will be hosting Collab sessions in January and February in Vancouver and Victoria. The Vancouver sessions will take place January 27-30, while the Victoria sessions take place February 1-2. The sessions are presented by the Canada Council in partnership with the BC Arts Council, the Victoria Arts Council, the City of Surrey, and the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.
The Canada Council for the Arts’ Collab is a series of free sessions to help new and early-career artists apply for their first grant or improve their next grant application. We are hosting Collab in Vancouver and Victoria this winter, with four day-long sessions in Vancouver and two day-long sessions in Victoria.
Collab sessions will answer some of the big questions you might have about the Council and navigating life as an artist, including:
What is the Canada Council? What does it do, and which of its grant programs can help me?
Grant applications: What do I need to include in my application, and how can I make it stand out?
Granting decisions: What’s the overall process, and how will my application be assessed?
Explore the Canada Council’s online portal for grant applications, and meet with Council staff to discuss specific questions.
These sessions are particularly focused on New and Early Career Artists—and in particular, artists who have never attended an information session and who have yet to apply for a grant from the Canada Council.