Grant Writing Workshops

Learn how to write a grant for the first time, or brush up on your grant writing knowledge.
This 2-hour session is led by Colleen Snell.


"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." 

- Grant Writing workshop participant

About the Class
Put your kettle on, sharpen your pencil! 
Whether you are writing a grant for the first time, or looking to brush up your grant writing knowledge, this 2-hour session is for you. Led by Frog in Hand's Artistic Director, Colleen Snell, this session will cover a wide variety of topics:

  • Anatomy of a grant (a basic universal grant structure: OAC, CCA & others)

  • 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

Past versions of this workshop were sold-out successes! We met wonderful folks with great questions and passion for the arts. Our last sessions in Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 held at the perfect time to help folks prep for important grants! Join us next time - follow our Eventbrite page. We are developing an asynchronous / synchronous version of this class for you to enjoy at your own pace. Stay tuned!

We will explore together, have time for questions and have fun along the way. We will focus our work on approaches to 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, various foundations, for Frog in Hand and on behalf of other arts organizations. She has also been "on the other side," on juries 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!