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Grant Writing with Daniel Rumbolt

Grant Writing with Daniel Rumbolt


What's Included:

- access to workshop video

- pdf of presentation notes

- pdf of presentation slides


Trade Secrets: Grant Writing with Daniel Rumbolt

A live, interactive workshop presented by The Gathered Gallery

Trade Secrets is a series of accessible workshops for working artists to help connect with industry experts & peers, break down creative barriers, and get the information you need to move your career forward.

Being a working artist often creates more questions than answers. It’s easy to find yourself navigating the art world through a fog of stress, unsure of who to ask for help and how to succeed. You have so many questions, like: How do I fund my art practice? How do I create community? How do I build a sustainable career? You’re not alone. We’ve been there, and we want to help. 

For our workshop series, Trade Secrets, we gathered together a stacked list of experts who will help us demystify common stumbling blocks and facilitate practical step-by-step solutions. Through curated information and open conversation, these workshops will provide you with more confidence in your creative field and help you establish an essential skillset for creating a thriving art practice. You will join a supportive community of artists teaching you how to build a profitable, sustainable, and authentic creative career and make stronger connections with both peers and industry leaders. 


Daniel Rumbolt is an artist and arts administrator living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He received his BFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is the Assistant Director of Eastern Edge Gallery, and is on the National Board of Directors for Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC). His multidiciplinary art practice is informed by his experiences as a queer artist raised in rural communities throughout the Great Northern Peninsula of the island, and through earnest contemplation of memory and mourning. Through his advocacy work, he aims to discover and establish tangible connections between rural and urban creators, fostering interconnectivity on a provincial, national, and international scale. 

Rumbolt’s growing expertise on grant language and developing projects at both the independant and organizational level has resulted in successful core grants and project proposals on a municipal, provincial, national, and even international scale. Daniel has participated in various comprehensive workshops and intensives in arts management, grant writing and fund development, and brings this experience to each and every project he undertakes. 

Rumbolt has successfully written:

  • ArtsNL Professional Project Grants (2016, 2018, 2019)

  • City of St. John’s Grants to Artists (2018, 2019)

  • Canada Council for the Arts - Explore & Create: Research and Creation Grant (2019)

  • City of St. John’s Grants to Arts Organizations (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • The Cultural Economic Development Program - Arts Component (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • ArtsNL Special Projects Grant (2019)

  • JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program (2019)


Three Main Concepts to be covered:

  • Preparation & Research:  Participants will learn how to read and understand the guidelines of a particular grant or call for proposals, and how to gather your thoughts to materials in order to fully meet the necessary requirements. Hot take: checklists are there for a reason - they work!

  • Develop & Refine: The next step is to take your big idea and trim it down to fit the given criteria in a clear and concise explanation. Participants will learn how to refine their writing while still creating a true representation of your concepts and goals. 

  • Revise and Tidy Up: During what is arguably the most important step, participants will learn how to make final edits and refine their writing. Peer editing, formatting, and valuable tips and tricks are all key to a successful proposal!

Are you ready to join a supportive community of artists teaching you how to build a profitable, sustainable, and authentic creative career? 

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