Image:  Kate Larsen’s Poetry-a-thon, at Minor Works Building as part of the ART WORKS program with City of Adelaide. Photograph Daniel Marks. 

Monday 20 February 2023, 1pm – 5pm

Pricing: $35 plus booking fees for Guildhouse financial members or $70 plus booking fees for non members.

Location: The Wyatt Trust, 161 Frome Street, Adelaide 5000

Presenter: Kate Larsen

Sharpen your grant writing skills and build your confidence in this interactive workshop specifically designed for creative practitioners. This workshop is a must for any creative who wants to understand what makes a winning application for grants, awards and residencies and more. 

As artists, we spend much of our time trying to balance making work with making sure our work can be made. Given the recent changes to arts funding programs across the country, competition for grants and opportunities has never been as high. But many of us don’t know what a successful application should contain. 

We’re reluctant to boast (or we boast too much). We struggle with imposter syndrome. Or we simply don’t know where to begin. 

Get tips and tricks on writing applications for grants, awards, residencies and more.  

You will learn: 

  • Why being able to write about yourself and your work is important (and what it can do). 
  • How to write an effective bio and artist statement. 
  • The tricks of successful applications: relevance, clarity and feasibility. 
  • How to make your budgets balance. 
  • How to make support material work for you 

Kate Larsen was absolutely fabulous, informative, approachable, easily understood, made sense, backed up her knowledge and commitment to us and had a solution for everything.

2021 session participant

The information provided in the 4hours was excellent. I love how Kate emphasised that assessors are going through heaps of applications and how to have an edge to make your application stand out. Kate really defined what assessors are looking for and what they don’t want to see in applications.

2022 session participant

Kate Larsen is an arts, cultural and non-profit consultant and writer with more than twenty years’ experience as a leader and senior executive in the non-profit, government and cultural sectors in Australia, Asia and the UK. She has particular expertise in arts governance and cultural leadership, workplace culture and well-being, online communication and communities, and increasing access for marginalised groups.