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Details for " Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game."

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 




Monday 24th June

6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game 

with Mary Ann S. Anderson

Suitable for Members and Non-Members

Federation Gallery

1241 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC


Can't make it to the gallery? Register for LiveCast and you can enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your own home.


Writing a successful grant application can often be a challenge – both for long-time applicants, as well as newcomers to the process. Funding guidelines priorities can often be challenging to decipher, and with an increasingly competitive grant environment can make success even tougher to achieve.

For all those who need some guidance on successful grant writing, this is the workshop for you. In the workshop, facilitator Mary Ann Anderson (Little Dog Creative Consulting) will translate what the funder really means in their guidelines language, identify ‘red flag’ language to avoid, and go through the best ways to make your application speak directly to what each funder is looking for. The workshop will provide a clear road-map to creating a successful application – for both first-timers and long-time grant recipients.


Mary Ann S. Anderson is a Vancouver-based arts administrator, who has worked in the local cultural community since 1989. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Arts Administration Program, Mary Ann has been the Executive Director of a number of organizations, including arts service groups, galleries, artist cooperatives and municipal government agencies.

Mary Ann has considerable experience in public fundraising, and in the development of fundraising plans; in addition, she was responsible for the delivery of the North Vancouver municipal granting program working with 50+ arts organizations over the course of 12 years. She has forged successful relationships with funding agencies across the country in the course of her career.

Mary Ann is the founder of Little Dog Creative Consulting (2005), which provides consulting services for over 130+ clients in the areas of arts management, organizational planning, capacity building and public fundraising.



Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$25.00
  • CAN$30.00 with Non-Member
  • CAN$25.00 with 2019 Summer Programming LiveCast
  • CAN$30.00 with Non Member 2019 Summer Programming LiveCast
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-03-06 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-06-24 23:59:00
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