How to Get a Project Grant

20 Aug 2014
401 Richmond St. W (4th floor) Toronto

The Toronto Arts Council supports visual and media artists for time-limited projects, covering costs related to creation/production, subsistence, and materials. In this free workshop/discussion, Peter Kingstone (Toronto Arts Council’s Visual/Media Arts Officer) will guide you through the necessary steps to get a grant, including tips and strategies for incorporating storytelling, knowing your audience, articulating your trajectory, and providing effective documentation. This will be followed by an informal discussion on what is needed for a grant, addressing specific questions on difficulties that might arise when translating work to a jury.

Participants will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one sessions with Peter, to go over project ideas and proposals.

Read more about the Toronto Arts Council’s visual and media arts grants, here.

This session is free and open to everyone, but space is limited. Register here

About Peter Kingstone

Peter Kingstone is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography. As an independent artist, Peter’s installation pieces have been shown across Canada and internationally, and he was awarded the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of peter K. (1974-2004). Peter holds a degree in Philosophy/Cultural Studies from Trent University in Peterborough and a Masters of Fine Art focussing on video and new media from York University in Toronto. Peter has presented at many conferences on the ideas around storytelling and social engagement. Peter started in September 2012 as the Acting Visual/Media Arts Officer at Toronto Arts Council.


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