Grant Writing with Joanna Garfinkel

February 14: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | February 18: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | ZOOM | RSVP

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Presented as part of the SCA Fall Professional Practice Series.

In these workshops, Joanna Garfinkel will lead participants through the basics of applying to granting bodies like the Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council for project grants. Planning, strategy, budgets, and writing advice will be included. Participants with draft grants on the go are highly encouraged to bring them, even if they are incomplete. The additional 30 minutes in the November 12th session for undergraduates will be focused on the BCAC Early Career Development Grant.


Joanna Garfinkel lives and works on the the unceded and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). She is grateful, as granddaughter of refugees, to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this land. She is the co-founder of collectively and socially-driven play development company Universal Limited and the co-creator, with Yoshié Bancroft, of JAPANESE PROBLEM, a site-responsive piece about the Japanese Canadian Incarceration, which has been performed Vancouver, at Soulpepper in Toronto, and elsewhere. Co-created and directed the pedicab adventure Tour for HIVE 3, Victoria (Theatre SKAM), and Toronto (SummerWorks). Recent dramaturgical credits include Berlin: The Last Cabaret (PuSh), Poly Queer Love Ballad, (Theatre Passe Murailles), and MX (Cultch). Joanna has been nominated for 3 Jessie awards, winning one (Critics Choice for Innovation); Pure Research grant (Nightswimming Theatre), and has received the Sydney Risk award for directing. MFA directing (UBC). Her focus is in new play development, multidisciplinary, and site-specific work; she also has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York. Upcoming: Catalina La O Presenta: Ahora Conmigo, and development of To the Sea. She is the Dramaturg, Creative Engagement, at PTC.

February 18, 2022