Writing proposals can be a challenging and time consuming exercise for artists and creative practitioners. It's not always easy to communicate an unrealised idea and it can take time and effort to transform some blank A4 paper into a clear and creative proposal that will, hopefully, capture the imagination of a selection panel.
TULCA in partnership with Galway County Council Arts Office presents a half-day workshop plus one-on-one clinics for artists. This Artists Professional Development Workshop will explore how artists can develop creative proposals and will look at ways to pitch your ideas and speak about your work.
This informal and informative session will be divided into two parts. In the morning we will explore ways to write and develop creative proposals while in the afternoon a series of one-on-one clinics are available for artists to pre-book, where material can be submitted beforehand to be discussed and reviewed.
The day will include a presentation and conversation on best practice in writing proposals and applications including opportunities to review some recent artist’s proposals. The workshop will cover hints and tips in developing proposals; a discussion on some ‘watch-out-fors’ and common pitfalls; observations on selection processes and panels as well as selection criteria; advice on sample headings to communicate ideas clearly and creatively; suggestions for supporting documentation, CVs and Biogs as well as advice on time management and the dangers of procrastination.
Who should attend?
This practical workshop and one-on-one clinics are suitable for artists working across all contemporary visual art forms.
If you have an upcoming project or funding deadline, or intend to make one in the future, the day will be a great opportunity to build your capacity in this area and also to meet with other artists.
This workshop is subsidised by Galway County Council Arts Office and preference will be given to artists from County Galway.
The event is followed by a series of One-on-One Clinics which must be pre-booked in advance.
About the Workshop Leader
The workshop will be led by curator + collaborator Annette Moloney
Annette works with the Arts Council of Ireland as Adviser on the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. During 2015 she received a Curator in Residence Award to develop ENDURANCE | RESILIENCE, a Curated @ Source project which explored the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art, located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters.