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Grant Writing Basics

An Online Workshop with Colleen

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Thank you!

The workshop was well-crafted and structured. It is clear that Colleen comes from years of experience. Not only did she thoroughly breakdown the process of writing a grant (including tips and how to approach each section), but she offered personal examples throughout from her many successful projects. 


- Workshop Participant

Register whenever you want by donating through our CanadaHelps page
Go at your own pace
$60 gets you access to the class video, PDF handout and follow up discussion is encouraged through email (or zoom) once you've completed the class.

About the Class

Whether you are writing a grant for the first time, or looking to brush up your grant writing knowledge, this 1.5 hour session is for you. Led by Frog in Hand's Artistic Director, Colleen Snell, this session will cover:

- Anatomy of a grant (a basic universal grant structure)

- Crafting language for a jury

- Representing artistic ideas in writing

- Where (and how) to start the grant process

- Reframing "success" (managing failure)

- Tips for editing

We will focus on writing a project grant.

Frog in Hand's Artistic Director, Colleen Snell will lead this workshop.


Colleen brings over eight years of grant writing experience, having written successful grants for the Canada Council of the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, City of Mississauga, Government of Canada, Ontario Trillium, Canada Community Foundations and more. She has also been "on the other side," assessing the submissions of her peers. Colleen has organized multi-arts festivals and large-scale site-specific projects with multiple funding sources, and has experience with both project and operating grants. Colleen is a passionate grant writer and enthusiast of the English language, approaching her process with a sense of playfulness and urgency. She believes in the power of words, and is excited to help other folks discover this power in themselves!

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