Making A Living Making Art: Grant Clinic

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George Chuvalo Community Centre

50 Sousa Mendes Street

Toronto, ON M6P 3Z5

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Making A Living Making Art is a free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.

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Making A Living Making Art is a free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. The series provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice.

Join us on Saturday November 2 for a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with 1 of 3 experienced grant consultants. Make sure to sign up ahead of time to guarantee your 1-on-1 session, as spots are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please bring a grant application you've already begun working on to maximize your time with the consultant. The more specific the project, the better! You are encouraged to identify areas of the grant that you would like particular support with.

Consultants:

Catalina Fellay-Dunbar joined the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) after many years as a dance artist, educator and advocate. Her professional dance experience, although varied, has long focused on a personal heritage in Flamenco and classical Spanish dance. Catalina’s academic interests prompted the pursuit of a BFA and MA in Dance Studies at York University, an MA from the Drama Centre at the University of Toronto, and certification in Movement Analysis from the Laban Institute for Movement Studies. As a PhD candidate in Dance Studies at York University, her research examines the intersections between cultural policy and dance arts from fluid, pluralistic perspectives. Catalina comes to the TAC after serving as co-chair of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter.

Erika Hennebury is a cultural planner, artist and producer from the Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia. Erika has been an artist, programmer and cultural producer in Toronto for over 20 years. She has served as Artistic Producer for Public Recordings Performance Projects, Small Wooden Shoe, and humdansoundart, Producer for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Festival Director for the Rhubarb Festival, and Associate Artist with Halifax’s Secret Theatre and the Notary Public and Co-artistic Director of Les Vaches. She holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, from York University and a certificate in Municipal Cultural Planning and Development through UBC. As Manager of Strategic Programs at Toronto Arts Council, Erika’s grants program portfolio includes Animating Toronto Parks, Artists in the Library, Animating Historic Sites, and Animating Toronto Streets.

Michael Du Maresq is a consultant who founded his consulting company mDm Consulting in November, 2005. The company’s work includes strategic and artistic planning and research for non- profit organizations. mDm Consulting has completed work for a cross‐ section of over 30 non- profit companies and organizations including: Dreamwalker Dance Company, Timmins Symphony Orchestra, fu‐GEN Asian Canadian Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival, Ontario Arts Council and Art of Time Ensemble. Michael is currently Managing Director of Leading Edge After Performance, a collaborative initiative between the dance and sport sectors that seeks to explore and improve career transitions for professional dancers and elite athletes. Michael served as Grants Officer at Toronto Arts Council for various disciplines including Dance, Music and Literary Arts and was Associate Theatre Officer from 2011- 2013. Michael was an independent dance artist choreographing, performing, touring and producing work for over 20 years. He is also a volunteer and activist. Michael was a co- founder of Series 8:08 and committee member of Dance 2020. He also served as Board member and Board Chair of Dance Umbrella of Ontario for over 10 years. He was a founding artist and is a past Chair of the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation, which co-°©‐founded and partners with the Artists’ Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital. He volunteered in a significant role as Venue Operations Manager for Pan Am Games 2015 and as a Sport volunteer for the 2017 Invictus Games.

Sari Zon is the Director of Development at Art Starts. She is a writer, curator and arts educator with 25 years in the Toronto Arts arena. Sari is passionate about empowering artists and communities to overcome barriers through program development, artist promotion and career coaching. Sari serves as a mentor and board advisor to artists and small arts organizations across disciplines, runs grant writing workshops for artists, sits on artist selection juries and is currently the recipient of the Toronto Arts Council's Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Grant. In her own practice, Sari works in and teaches the ancient art of encaustic painting and her works are held in private and corporate collections across North America. Sari holds a BA(hons) in Fine Arts Studies from York University.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Participants are limited to one ticket per event. If you order more than one ticket, all but one will be canceled.

- Please do not book time slots on someones behalf without notifying us.

- Coffee and snacks will be provided for participants.

- You will be asked to send your grant in process ahead of time so your consultant can review it in advance and bring comments/suggestions for improvement to your meeting. If you do not have a grant in process, you are still encouraged to attend your session.

- No tickets left? Email Eva at eva@torontoarts.org to be added to the waitlist.

- You are strongly encouraged to cancel if you think you will not attend. Not showing up to your session without notice takes the opportunity away from another artist who could benefit from it. Be a good neighbour and be honest!

- ASL interpretation will be provided as requested. If you require other accommodations, please let us know!

- Children are welcome to accompany their caregiver(s) as required. Please let us know in advance if you require childcare support during your consultation.

- Accessibility: George Chuvalo Community Centre has a ramp to enter the building, an elevator to take you to the 2nd floor where the consultations take place, and 2 gender neutral wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Questions or concerns? Email eva@torontoarts.org

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