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

INFORM: Application Writing with Kate Larsen (grants, awards and residencies)

Thursday 15 September 2022
4—8pm ACST

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

Location: Online via Zoom

Presenter: Kate Larsen

Sharpen your grant writing skills and build your confidence in this interactive online 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

Kate was very engaging, thorough and approachable. She would be someone I’d go to to engage further as needed.
2021 Session Participant

Due to the current concerns and restrictions around COVID-19, this workshop will be delivered online.  

Worried about your ability to focus in a 4-hour online workshop? We hear you. This is an interactive workshop that promises plenty of engagement and opportunity to connect with the facilitator and fellow participants. You’ll get regular breaks and will be expertly guided by Kate to ensure that you get as much out of this online experience as you would in person.  

About the Presenter

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.