Training

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.


Upcoming Events:

New Works September 2020 Grant Clinic

10 artists and groups will be 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 will also offer “The Grant Foundation” workshop. This 1.5h-workshop explaining the basic of grant writing will take place on September 23rd at 10am.

We encourage applications from equity-seeking 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING IN A DRAFT OF THE GRANT THEY’RE WORKING ON--it’s ok if it’s in rough shape, we understand! We’re here to work on an actual grant in progress.

Spaces are limited. Please register no later than Wednesday September 16th, 2020. We will connect with you September 17th to schedule a meeting time.


Past Events:

In 2020:

August-September 2020: Touring pre and post COVID-19 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.”