New Workshop! March 23rd at Dalhousie

Writing Grants, Drafting Budgets, Making It Happen

Writing Grants, Drafting Budgets, Making It Happen
A Case Study on Grant Writing and Getting your Show Off the Ground

March 23 12:30 – 2:30 pm


Presented by the Fountain School of Performing Arts in association with StART

A couple years ago, Gill Clark and Karen Gross got together and began planning how to make Gill’s show a reality. This past January, Let’s Try This Standing premiered at the Neptune Studio. As two recent graduates from Dal Theatre, we want to share with you the moments between an idea and a production. We’ll open up the meetings, drafts, and budgets. We’ll give you a chance to ask questions, hear about the challenges, find out what strategies worked for us, and test drive your own idea.

The workshop is geared towards emerging artists who are interested in making a show happen or grant writing. This workshop is suited for first time grant writers. There will be space for questions, and a chance to work in teams to practice putting together a mock application.

Feel free to bring your lunch, and if you need to dip out early for a class that’s totally fine.

The workshop is presented by The Fountain School of Performing Arts in conjunction with Start, a local organization that aims to empower artists with the skills, networks, and resolve necessary to pursue their chosen vocation.

Gillian Clark is a theatre creator, residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been shown across Canada, the U.K and India. Gillian’s most recent piece, Let’s Try This Standing, premiered in Halifax in January 2016 to sold out houses. Most recent acting credits include: Gillian in Let’s Try This Standing, Dylan in her solo show Understudy (audience choice award at QueerActs Theatre Festival), Puss in Greg MacArthur’s Girls! Girls! Girls!, and Evergreen in Michael McPhee’s Heroic. She is currently the emerging artist-in-residence with 2b theatre company. Gillian’s newest project, Now We Are, is in collaboration with Outside The March (Toronto), and is inspired by J.M. Barrie’s, Peter Pan, A.A. Milne’s Now We Are Six, and Youtube tattoo tutorials.

Karen Gross is a Halifax based producer. She spends most of her time with 2b theatre company. Karen is also the resident producer for the Accidental Mechanics Group (Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death) and HomeFirst Theatre (It Is Solved By Walking, Messenger). She has also worked with Zuppa Theatre, Live Art Dance, Strategic Arts Management and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Karen is the co-founder of the StART Festival, an interdisciplinary festival of art by emerging artists at the Bus Stop Theatre. She graduated from the University of King’s College in 2014 with a combined honours degree in theatre and contemporary philosophy.

The workshop is free and open to all. To RSVP to the workshop email


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