for makers from all disciplines

The MAI’s workshops are tailored to artists seeking to engage with the professional arts milieu. Workshops are open to everyone, however priority is given to Indigenous, Black and racialized artists, as well as Deaf artists, artists with disabilities and artists from the LGBTQQIP2SAA community.

image : Thaïla Kampo

introduction to grant-writing workshop

8 sessions

October 8, 2019
October 22, 2019
November 5, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 28, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 3, 2020
March 17, 2020

All sessions : 4 pm to 6 pm
3680, rue Jeanne-Mance (Montréal), room 428

This free, hands-on workshop is aimed at artists from all disciplines who are unfamiliar with the grants system and are looking to prepare their first- or second-ever grant application.

Organized as a series of 8 gatherings held over winter 2019 and spring 2020, this workshop will provide participants with a solid foundation in the basic elements of grant-writing in the arts. By the end of the workshop participants should have increased confidence in their own grant-writing skills as well as a better understanding of the current arts funding ecosystem in Quebec.

deadline to sign up: September 23, 2019

Vivacité Clinic

One group session followed by 6 hours of one-on-one support from a grant-writing consultant

group session : 16 March 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
3680, rue Jeanne-Mance (Montréal), MAI café

This unique workshop is designed specifically for artists who have a first draft of an application ready (including their project budget). The Vivacité Clinic begins with a group session. Afterwards, each participant then receives 6 hours of one-on-one support from an experienced grant-writing consultant. 

This workshop is open to artists who wish to submit an application to the CALQ’s Vivacité program. Offered by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Vivacité grants are destined for “professional artists and writers who were born outside of Quebec or Canada or who are part of a visible minority group (i.e. of African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Latin-American descent or who are of mixed origin – i.e. origins that include at least one of the above-mentioned groups”.

The role of the grant-writing consultant is not to write the artist’s proposal, but rather to give concrete, constructive feedback and to share skills that will strengthen the artist’s application.

registration deadline: 16 March, 2020