Access Grant Writing Bootcamp

22 Feb - 27 Mar 2016
SAVAC 401 Richmond St. W, 4th Floor

Whether you’re an emerging artist looking to expand your skills with the help of a mentor, or an established artist wanting to explore a new medium, the Ontario Arts Council‘s Access and Career Development program funds proposals up to $15,000, and Tina Hahn will support you through the process.

For the past three years, Tina has led What Do You Know About Access?; a two-part workshop geared toward helping artists and arts professionals apply for the Access and Career Development Program, focusing on how to create a clear and convincing grant application with budgets and supporting material that juries will understand and appreciate.

What is the Access and Career Development Grant?

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s Access and Career Development program supports Ontario-based Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour. The program will fund professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants’ artistic work and careers. The program covers grants for study/training, mentorships, internships/apprenticeships, and portfolio development. Access is open to Ontario-based artists of colour and Aboriginal artists. Applicants can be:

  • Professional artists
  • Traditional artists
  • Aboriginal Elders
  • Arts administrators
  • Arts educators
  • Community artists or animators
  • Curators or presenters
  • Programmers
  • Technicians

Tina Hahn

Tina Hahn has over a decade of experience as a documentary producer, director and editor, producing programming for Discovery Health Channel Canada, CTV, Bravo! Canada, Book Television, Knowledge Network and SCN. She has worked at the National Film Board of Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival and Planet in Focus along with a number of non-profits in the special-needs field. She has lead workshops at TSV, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), the Diversi Film and Video Fund, Ryerson University, Hart House, and Bishop Strachan School.

Shaped by her diverse experience as an event producer and workshop instructor, her Proposal Clinic provides a positive, uplifting environment. Come with your ideas, shape them into a proposal, and polish them into a grant application. The Proposal Doctor is in.


“…She provide so many resource and sample material to covering A to Z about access grant. It was really helpful to understand all the rules and tip for write grant. She took many times to focus for everyone with their question and need. Very knowledgeable and helpful.”  –  Yoon Jin Jung

“…Her attention to details as well as her time managements provided me not only enough time to develop my ideas and put together my application in timely manner but also granted me an opportunity to get her feedback about my application. When I received the grant, I felt validated as an emerging artist.”  –  Siamak Haseli


Access Grant Info Session w/ the Ontario Arts Council
22 February 2016, 6:30 – 8pm
401 Richmond St. W

Come find out more about the Access grant, at a free information session with Ontario Arts Council officer Maya Bedward.

Grant Writing Bootcamp 1: How to write a grant
6 March 2016, 10am to 4pm
401 Richmond St. W

Participants will engage in a full day of instruction with Tina Hahn, working through the various components of a grant application, including the artist statement, budget, and supporting material, using examples from previous applications.

Grant Writing Bootcamp 2: Feedback
Sun, 3 April 2016, 1-5pm
401 Richmond St. W

Each participant will meet with Tina to receive feedback and comments on their draft grant applications. Participants only need to be present for their 30min – 1hr feedback session, which will be scheduled during Session 1.


Free for SAVAC Members
$40 for non-members

Limited capacity, register as soon as possible.

Suite 450
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

1 (416) 542-1661

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