Webinar | Applying for Opportunities & Funding (for Printmakers)

This event was held in partnership with Belfast Print Workshop & Seacourt Print Workshop.

This session is aimed at printmakers and artists who feel they need to gain an overview on how to put together proposals for a variety of contexts.

This session will also look at how to target opportunities relevant to your practice as a print maker and outline issues that you may need consider when approaching different opportunities such as Arts Council / local authority Bursaries or Public Gallery calls for submissions.

The session will discuss: Dos and Don’ts; writing style; formatting; imaging and presentation and provide an example format of a good proposal.

The session will discuss:

  • Mapping the different types of opportunities where proposals are needed
  • Understanding Selection panels
  • Articulating your project effectively
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • Writing style and formatting
  • Using images
  • Developing project budgets
By the end of the webinar you will:
  • Understand how to create a toolbox of materials to streamline the application process
  • Gain understanding of what makes a successful proposal
  • Develop skills to write better proposals

Recorded on 25 March 2021.

This event was held in partnership with Belfast Print Workshop & Seacourt Print Workshop.


Please note: The information presented in the webinar was correct at the time of recording. However, the relevance of the content may change over time as guidance, and other amendments are applied to practice in this area. Contemporaneous guidelines or advice should always be sought by any individual.

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Webinar | Applying for Opportunities & Funding (for print makers)

Tutor biography
Marianne O’Kane Boal is a well-known curator and writer on art and architecture. She has written extensively on these subjects over the past 20 years.  She writes for the Irish Arts Review, Circa, Perspective, Living Design, Visual Artists Newsletter and Architecture Ireland. O’Kane Boal is currently working as a postgraduate researcher at IT Sligo on her PhD in Social Research. She is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and Expert Advisor on Art for the Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment. She has been delivering professional development workshops for Visual Artists Ireland for over eleven years since 2009 on tendering, creative proposals, presenting work, and public art.

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