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"2015 - Writing an Application for an Arts Grant Workshop"

Seeking arts funding can be a time consuming process and, at the end of it all, there's no guarantee of success. Help is at hand.

Arts Upper Hunter will be running a workshop in Dungog to make the process less stressful and to improve your chances of getting a grant.

The workshop will focus on items where applications often fall down, especially the budget. Many a good project idea has fallen over because of the budget.

In addition, participants will role-play being an assessment panel. Small groups will assess three applications and come together to discuss which should be funded. Previous participants in this activity have found it a valuable insight into the difficulties faced by panels assessing many applications.

The workshop will cover the most common arts funding sources but, in particular, the Country Arts Support Program, or CASP, which closes early October. CASP provides grants of up to $3,000 and, in the Upper Hunter, has a high success rate.

The workshop will be held at the CWA hall, 199 Dowling Street, Dungog, from 10 am until 1.30 pm on Wednesday May 6. The workshop is free and a light lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register attendance call Arts Upper Hunter on 6541 4776.