Prepare yourself for the autumn 2021 grant season as part of either cohort:

September 24, 2021

  • 3:00-4:15pm EST – Early Career Artists
  • 4:45-6:00pm EST – Mid-Career and Established Artists

20-minute Micro-appointments will be made available in follow-up to session registrants only, on the afternoon of September 29th

Topics covered include:

  1. Understanding the granting bodies
  2. Early career (and other) profiles with Canada Council
  3. Project planning – a logical order of operations for successful grant writing
  4. Creating a project budget
  5. Telling a convincing story – writing to your audience
  6. Positioning yourself as an Early Carer, Mid-Career or Established Artist

Sessions co-facilitated by:

Jaclyn Grossman: Jaclyn Grossman is defining what it means to be a portfolio artist. Comfortable in roles both onstage and off, as a soprano, she has been hailed for her “unique voice type” (Opera Canada) and “command over a powerful range of expressive emotion” (The Whole Note).

As a Co-Founder of Likht Ensemble, this year Jaclyn is curating and performing in the Shoah Songbook with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, sharing music by Jewish composers from the Holocaust. ​

Jaclyn believes in empowering artists to take control of their careers. This year she developed and facilitated the Association’s “LINK Artist Programs”, a series of programs focusing on professional skills development for artists across Canada.

Jaclyn is the Founder of The Phoenix Leadership Project, a Canadian charity that promotes youth leadership education.

Joel Klein : Arts development strategy specialist Joel Klein has worked extensively in opera, queer theatre, and dance administration. Current General Manager of Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) and past Executive Director of Made in BC – Dance on Tour, Joel has also been an independent consultant since 2017. He retains a performance practice in solo and concert work, and as the drag chanteuse Maria Toilette.

Joel Klein Arts Consulting was founded in 2016 as a resource for Equity-seeking artists and arts organizations to assist in developing Funds, Markets, Networks, and Strategies.

Long-term, ongoing clients include :

  • 5X Festival – Canada’s Largest South Asian Youth Event
  • Sunny Drake – Toronto-based Trans theatre creator
  • Dancers of Damelahamid – Indigenous Dance
  • BVCA – Rural / Remote community-engaged arts practice