PLATFORM is a creative professional development workshop series from the Kingston Arts Council. This series is designed to help the creative community grow its skills and make new connections. If you are interested in leading a workshop or have ideas for an upcoming workshop, get in touch at

PLATFORM: Grant Writing Workshop
Saturday, 2 March 2019, 1-4 pm, $10
Rehearsal Hall, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street W
Learn how to improve your grant applications in this three-hour interactive grant writing workshop. Developing strong and effective grant writing skills is essential for artists of all disciplines, collectives and organizations. Explore turning an idea into a strong grant application, the basics of project management, building a comprehensive budget, and more. We invite organizations and individual artists that are interested in deepening their understanding of grant writing to join us! The Kingston Arts Council staff will be available to answer questions about the City of Kingston Arts Fund and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development after the workshop.
Registration is required. To reserve your spot, email or register on Eventbrite.
The Tett Centre is an accessible venue. Please let us know about your accessibility needs so we can accommodate you. Email Diana Gore, Administrative and Communications Officer at
About Norma Garcia:
Norma Garcia is an arts administrator, grants consultant, and independent filmmaker. Her previous work experience includes serving as a program coordinator for the National Film Board of Canada, as a senior grants assistant for the Toronto Arts Council, and as a content coordinator for BravoFACT – a division of Bell Media.  Currently, as part of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s team, Norma is responsible for the coordination of mentorship activities to benefit independent artists, and for digital content development; she is also working in the post-production phase of a short film she produced and directed, having successfully secured funding from the Ontario Arts Council for its creation.

Grant Writing workshop with Paulina O’Kieffe, April 2018

Corporate Sponsorship Workshop, July 2017. Photo: Karin Pryal

Audience Development Workshop, November 2017. Image: Karin Pryal

Past workshops: 

Starting a Creative Business in partnership with WorkInCulture and Kingston Economic Development Corporation

Grant Writing with Paulina O’Kieffe

Audience Development

Corporate Sponsorship: Beyond the Basics

Build Your Own Submission Package