Grant-Writing Workshops a Connector for SaskCulture

By: SaskCulture Staff January, 2017

Cultural Areas

Cultural Industries


AR - 2017

Writing a great grant proposal does not have to be difficult. Some helpful advice can clear up confusion, help build connections and makes sitting down to write a grant so much easier. This year, SaskCulture offered a range of grant-writing workshops that appealed to experienced and non-experienced grant-writers alike.

Dominga Robinson, outreach consultant, SaskCulture, took a Grant-Writing workshop to communities ranging from Onion Lake, to La Ronge, to Piapot First Nation. She offered 13 workshops in different communities across the province. Each workshop provided practical advice on successfully applying for grants, using SaskCulture grants as the prime example.

"It was great interacting with people from around the province," says Robinson. "I enjoyed being able to see when they have that 'light bulb' moment of truly understanding what is required for funding, and why."

Comments from workshop participants have been positive and encouraging. One participant said, "I found this workshop very informative and it will help a lot with upcoming planning. Thank you for this opportunity."

Robinson noted that the workshops held this past year have led to better grant applications. "I can already see the improvement in the quality of applications we are receiving this year."