Successful submissions – How to write grant applications that impress
Join Siboney Duff – writer, editor, and grant assessor – for this three hour seminar and learn how to write the best possible submission for your particular project. Everything from rationale to budgets to the assessment process will be discussed, and participants will leave armed with an overview of the annual funding calendar and a plan for making the most of it.
When: Friday 24 November, 1.30pm-4.30pm Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1, 28 Jonson St Byron Bay Cost: $65 / $55 members or students
While there are numerous opportunities for writers and other creatives to access grants (be it for projects, professional development, service provision, or collaborative projects), the submission process itself can be complex and daunting – so much so, that many people don’t even both trying. This seminar aims to change that!
Over the course of this three hour seminar, participants will:
explore the myriad of funding options that are out there;
get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the grants process works and how panellists assess submissions;
learn how to determine the best grant for their purpose; and
garner some practical strategies for writing an impressive application.
Everything from rationale to budgets will be discussed, and participants will leave armed with an overview of the annual funding calendar and a plan for making the most of it.
Siboney Duff has over twenty years’ experience writing successful grant applications. She has also sat on and chaired several funding panels across a wide range of art-forms, assessing individual artist projects, collaborative ventures, regional and writer’s fellowships, and annual and multi-year organisational submissions. She has also worked closely with numerous artists to develop and hone their own submissions (most of which have been successful).