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Grant Writing Essentials 2-Part Mini Series

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

This two-part mini-series is designed to help artists gain the necessary business know-how to start their ventures on the right foot. It focuses on essential grant-writing techniques, including crafting a persuasive “pitch,” budgeting, timelines, and other handy tips to help you turn out grant applications that are as strong and outstanding as your work. Develop your artistic practice or business strategically in order to see real growth now.

Part 1: The Pitch

Wednesday, January 10: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Your art has potential – now you must represent it on paper in a way that will captivate the reader. In the first part of this series, you will learn how to craft a compelling, context-rich pitch that jumps off the page to effectively illustrate your art project’s true value. Starting with an essential grant-writing checklist, you will understand how to represent your work with clarity and persuasion.

Part 2: Budgets and Timelines

Wednesday, January 17: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

All winning grant applications include cohesive, well-thought-out budgets and timelines that accurately illustrate the project from a time and financial perspective. In this session, we will focus on developing a set of best practices for all future grant applications that get results.


Caroline Gauthier, YES Artist Business Coach

Pre-registration is required.

Claim your spot now and gain access to invaluable insights and resources for $35.00* (for both workshops)

About the speaker:

Caroline Gauthier first began her training as an opera singer, earning her music degree at Université de Montréal, before transitioning into theatre and film. Being of an entrepreneurial spirit, she soon began producing stage shows and short films and co-founding a film collective, where she saw her films selected in festivals in Canada, Europe and the United States. After a 12-year career in arts and media, realizing that managing and coordinating were among her core strengths, Caroline chose to pursue her passion for business by completing an MBA at HEC Montreal. 

Known for her practicality, empathy, and rigor as well as for her ability for analysis and synthesis, Caroline Gauthier has long combined her creative sensibilities with her highly rational mindset in order to move projects forward both in the artistic realm as well as in the nonprofit sector.   

As an artist business coach, she brings to the table her knack for structure, forging a vision and seeing things through. She is thrilled to use her business and creative skills to put them at the service of artist-entrepreneurs and help them with their projects, from ideation to fruition. 


This workshop is available both in-person as well as online.

If you registered for the in-person workshop please present yourself at the YES office, situated at 666 Sherbrooke Street West on the 7th floor, 15-30 minutes prior to the start time of the workshop.

If you registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours prior to the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour prior to the start time of the workshop.

*This low registration fee is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.

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January 10
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
666 Sherbrooke Street West 7th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E7 Canada
514 878 9788
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