Peer Circle: grant writing + project pitching

In this interactive, facilitated peer circle, we’ll review draft selections of participants’ grant applications, artist statements, festival submissions, project pitches, company websites, or any other “pitch” materials.

Strengthen your own work by helping others, in an informal environment. (We keep it fun.)

To participate, please submit this FORM
- A selection of any “pitch,” for any audience: potential clientele, grant application, response to an RFP, etc.
Total word count cannot exceed 1,000 - please choose your selections accordingly
- The context for your submission (what / who is the draft text is for, with a link if possible)
- Optional: brief explanation of the type of feedback you are looking for

To take part in this class, please make sure to submit the form by June 7th. Only the ones who fill the questionnaire will be able to participate in this workshop.

Please note, the groups will be kept small (under 5 people, plus a facilitator), to maximize feedback periods for each participant. Reserve your spot today!

You will receive selections from other participants, which you will be asked to read in advance.

Peer groups are confidential, supportive, and constructive spaces. A strict safe space (anti-harassment, anti-oppression) policy will be upheld.

You Will Learn:
  • How building a “case” for your project differs by context

  • What aspects of your project are “translating” or “selling”, through current framing, and what are raising questions

  • Gain a new perspective on ‘pitching’ your own work, based on first-hand experiences with drafts of your peers

  • Put yourself in the headspace of the ‘audiences’ you are targeting, by role-playing for others.

About the Speaker:

Amy Gottung is a creative producer, fundraiser, and consultant based in Toronto, Canada. She has led the development and execution of many intrepid, boundary-pushing independent projects for platforms ranging from interactive media to hackathons, to international festivals. From 2016-2020 Amy served as Executive Director of Toronto’s “anarchic, circus-like” all-ages, pay-what-you-can underground music and art series, Long Winter (Rolling Stone), growing activity and funding by nearly 300%. She is a recent co-founder and principal of KRAK XR, a boutique VR/AR media studio and consultancy.  Amy serves as a consultant and fundraiser to a variety of arts and non-profit organizations and initiatives, in Canada and internationally. She brings a busy, varied practice working in partnership and advisory to independent artists and creatives.

General Admission: $35 + tax
Member Admission: Free

Summer Special - all classes are FREE in June and July

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All Launchpad events are live experiences. Recordings are not available.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.