New Works offers training workshops and clinics specifically tailored to the arts community, in partnership with a number of stakeholders in the milieu. These workshops, designed for individuals and for companies, address a wide variety of management matters. The sessions are given in small groups led by New Works Staff, and focus on planning, public funding, accounting, budgets, administrative organization, among other subjects. The objective is for participants to acquire the knowledge and practical tools that will enable them to carry out their activities in the most productive and efficient manner possible.
Spring 2022 Grant Clinic
New Works is hosting a complimentary grant writing workshop with professional grant writer Michelle Kneale. This program has two components designed to help beginner and intermediate grant writers learn the process and improve their skills. 10 dance artists and/or arts groups will be accepted into our clinic as part of the many services we offer for free, subsidized, or low-cost to artists and companies.
The two components are:
- Grant Foundations Workshop: A 2 (two) hour presentation and question session on the basics of grant writing.
- Application Consultation: One-on-one feedback session with Michelle on your whole application.
The schedule is:
- Thursday, March 3 at 11:00am – 1:00pm: Grant Foundations Workshop
- Friday, March 11: Send in draft for one-on-one consults
- March 16, 17, 18: One-on-one consults with Michelle (1 hour each)
All components of this Grant Clinic are online.
We encourage applications from equity-owed artists who have or are facing systemic barriers that infringe on their artistic career. This includes, but is not limited to, artists who identify as Indigenous, Black, Person of Colour, Trans, Non-binary, Queer, Disabled, low income, and living in the intersections of these identities. Please let us know if there is any barrier to you participating in this workshop, and we will do our very best to help you.
Applications for this Grant Clinic have now closed. See here for how you can set up a one-on-one meeting with Michelle Kneale.
How To Pitch Your Work: Online Workshop
We are excited to announce our fourth time partnering with Fascinator Management to bring you a new workshop on How To Pitch Your Work!
The team at Fascinator Management will help you think about how to talk about your work and your practice. They’ll break down what a pitch is and how to best present your work in different contexts.
February 24th, 2022
10:00am to 12:00pm PT
Online via Zoom
Please note this event is free to attend, but you must register through the Eventbrite link below to receive the Zoom meeting link. There are limited spots (30) available at a first come, first serve basis.
Please note there will be live automatic transcription available during this event and after the event there will be a private link to the video recording of this workshop and/or a copy of the auto-generated English transcript available upon request until March 10th, 2022. Requests for these post-event materials should be sent to email@example.com before March 10th, 2022.
To follow up with this workshop, the experts at Fascinator Management will be available on Mondays & Fridays all throughout March and April for FREE 30 minute online consultations to answer any questions about your work as a dance artist. To book your 30 minute slot, visit this page.
New Works Fall 2021 Touring Clinic
We are excited to announce our third time partnering with Fascinator Management to bring you another Touring Clinic this Fall!
This program has three components designed to help dance artists learn about the realities of going on tour. 10 dance artists and/or arts groups will be accepted into our clinic as part of the many services we offer for free, subsidized, or at low cost to artists and companies.
Spots have been filled. Applications are now closed.
New Works Fall 2021 Grant Clinic
New Works is hosting a complimentary grant writing workshop with professional grant writer Michelle Kneale. This program has three components designed to help beginniner and intermediate grant writers learn the process and improve on their skills. 10 dance artists and/or arts groups will be accepted into our clinic as part of the many services we offer for free, subsidized, or at low cost to artists and companies.
The three components are:
1. Grant Foundations Workshop– 1.5 hour presentation and question session on the basics of grant writing.
2. Peer Jury – Michelle will guide the group through providing feedback on project descriptions, helping you hone in on a more succint and specific narrative.
3. Application Consultation – One-on-one feedback session with Michelle on your whole application.
You can attend 1 or all 3, but attending all 3 is highly recommended!
There are still a few spots left! Click here to register (extended deadline).
Outdoor Dance Lab – May 25, 2021
Join New Works and Made in BC – Dance on Tour for three free online events designed to support dance and multidisciplinary artists in developing site specific/outdoor dance practices and presentation planning. Open to creators of all levels of experience with working out-of-doors. Click here for more info.
New Works Spring 2021 Grant Clinic
New Works supported 10 artists and groups during our Spring Grant Clinic. This included a Grant 101 Writing Workshop & individual hour long consultations with each group.
Michelle Kneale is an arts administrator, and dramaturg with over 10 years experience in professional theatre; She has worked for companies such as Boca del Lupo, Pi Theatre, Alberta Playwrights Network, and Handsome Alice Theatre. Michelle is currently Board President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and Board Vice President of Playwrights Canada Press.
◙ November-December 2020: Touring pre and post COVID-19 workshop series led by Fascinator Management. Workshop commissioned by Made in BC – Dance on Tour’s Des arts dehors/ Arts Outside program.
New Works September 2020 Grant Clinic
7 artists and groups were accepted into our September free grant clinic, as part of the many services we offer free, subsidized, or at low cost to artists and companies.
As part of this clinic, we also offered “The Grant Foundation” workshop. This 1.5h-workshop explained the basic of grant writing and took place on September 23rd at 10am.
August-September 2020: Touring pre and post COVID-19 workshops series led by Fascinator Management
April 2020: Non Profit Society and Governance Workshop led by Katheryn Peterson
March 2020: Online Grant Workshop + Clinic
In 2019, we had spring and fall grant clinics, where 25+ artists and companies received one-on-one advice and assessment of their grants in progress.
Feedback from artists about grant clinics included:
“Since I have attended the clinic, I have received two successful grants…You have been a huge help and resource, and I send gratitude for your knowledge and details. I would also like to note that providing these services to the dance community without a fee is refreshing, and shifting structures to support the arts,”
“As an emerging artist writing my first solo Research & Creation grant, I’m very new to the process, so the workshop clarified many things for me. In particular, I came away with a better understanding of the implicit things that jurors look for, which aren’t explicitly stated in the grant application criteria. I also appreciated Joanna’s concrete, but supportive notes. I’ve received notes on applications in the past that made me feel overwhelmed or discouraged, but I came away from this session with specific, achievable revisions in mind.”