Creative Proposals Workshop with Annette Moloney

Wednesday 7th November 2018 | 09:00 – 13:00

Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Galway

Adm: €10. Places are limited

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Writing proposals can be a challenging and time-consuming exercise for artists and creative practitioners. It’s not always easy to communicate an unrealised idea and it can take time and effort to transform a blank page into a clear, creative proposal that will, capture the selection panel’s imagination.

TULCA, in partnership with Galway County Council Arts Office, presents a half-day workshop plus one-on-one clinics for artists as part of our long-standing commitment to developing the visual arts. This Artists Professional Development Workshop will explore how artists can develop creative proposals, ways to pitch your ideas and how to speak about your work.

This informal and informative session will be divided into two parts. In the morning we will explore ways to write and develop creative proposals while in the afternoon a series of one-on-one clinics are available for artists to pre-book, where material submitted beforehand can be discussed and reviewed.

The day will include a presentation and conversation on best practice in writing proposals and applications including opportunities to review some recent artists’ proposals. The workshop will cover: hints and tips in developing proposals, the discussion of what to ‘watch-out-for’ and common pitfalls, observations on selection processes, panels and selection criteria, advice on sample headings to communicate ideas clearly and creatively, suggestions for supporting documentation, CVs and Biogs as well as advice on time management and the danger of procrastination.

Who should attend?

This practical workshop and one-on-one clinics are suitable for artists working across all contemporary visual art forms.

If you have an upcoming project or funding deadline or intend to make one in the future, this is a great opportunity to build your capacity and meet with other artists.

This workshop is subsidised by Galway County Council Arts Office and preference will be given to artists from/residing in County Galway.

The workshop is followed by a series of One-on-One Clinics which must be pre-booked in advance.

About the Workshop Leader

The workshop will be led by curator and collaborator Annette Moloney.

Annette works with the Arts Council of Ireland as Adviser on the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. During 2015 she received a Curator in Residence Award to develop ENDURANCE | RESILIENCE, a Curated @ Source project which explored the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art, located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology), Dublin, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters.