HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON AN EXCITING PROJECT BUT YOU ARE NOT ENTIRELY SURE HOW TO EXECUTE IT?

DO YOU HAVE GREAT IDEAS BUT YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE COMPLEX SYSTEM OF GRANT APPLICATIONS WHICH ARE ULTIMATELY PREVENTING YOU FROM SENDING THEM IN?

OR HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY ATTEMPTED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING BUT SOMEHOW ENDED UP LOST IN TRANSLATION?

G.A.P Info workshop is a first in a series of three grant writing workshops (Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä) targeted at foreign-born arts and cultural professionals residing in Finland. Project is funded by TAIKE.

Turku workshop, free of charge, is organised in collaboration with Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.

G.A.P’s aim is to bring together cultural workers with a strong experience in grant writing and budgeting who can share their expertise and tips on how to effectively strategise, communicate and develop art oriented projects with their colleagues and peers.

The enrolment form will allow the applicants to submit their project related questions that will be anonymously discussed during the workshop. However, please note that only a handful of the submitted questions will be chosen for discussion. The chosen questions selected by the workshop leaders will be carefully picked in order to benefit the majority of attendees.

The event is free of charge, but it requires pre-registration.

Due to the COVID-19 situation and space limitations, we will insure that there won’t be too many participants on site. If you are interested in attending this event, please register by 24th of September at 4pm.

Register for the event via this page (scroll down to find the registration button).

Please note: This event is not going to be streamed live!

PROGRAM

Approx. two hour long presentations will be followed by a two part Q&A session that will last approximately one hour. The first part of the session will focus on the questions submitted via the online enrolment system. The second part will be an open discussion during which the participants will be given the opportunity to ask further questions related either to the workshop or their own projects.

9:30 Globe Art Point  info by chairperson Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, LTA info, Turku City info  (30’)

10:00-10:45 Grant workshop, Irina Duskova (45’ + 15´)

The workshop is targeted at art makers with a foreign background based in Finland but it is open for everyone interested. The idea is to to build bridges between artists.

11:00-11:45 Q & A

11:45-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-15:00 Where to work in Turku as a freelancer in the field of performing arts.

Space Presentations; Kutomo/Ehkä-production, TEHDAS teatteri, Regional Dance Center of Western Finland. Others will be confirmed later. Discussion about workspaces in Turku, moderated by Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland

15:15-16:00 Final discussion

Irina Duskova studied international cultural policy and administration at the University of Warwick. She works as the director of the International Summer Program at the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, New York, USA. Previously worked for the state-funded Cultura Foundation, which promotes the Russian language and culture, and as a software producer for Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo and Stage Festival. As a producer, Irina has organized several tours for Finnish, Russian, Lithuanian and American theater performances. Irina has also curated the international program of the Performing Arts Festival Revelation in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In recent years, Irina has produced performances and international projects at the Klockriketeatern and the National Theater. She often speaks at conferences and consults on various art projects.