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Annette Moloney: VAI Creative Proposals: Writing Funding Applications

Thu 19 April, 9:30am

 9:30 – 10:00        Registration, tea, coffee and biscuits

10:00 – 13:00      Creative Proposals Workshop with Annette Moloney

14:00 – 17:00      One-on-One Clinics with Annette Moloney are available for Artists to pre-book. 

Please note that bookings for the One-on One Clinics are directly through Creative Frame. Information below.

The cost of the  Creative Proposals Workshop is €15 to members of Creative Frame and €20 to non- members.

 N.B. Places on this session are prioritised for members of Creative Frame If you wish to register with Creative Frame follow this link prior to booking:

Annette Moloney

Curator + collaborator Annette Moloney 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.

Creative Proposals Workshop, 10:00 – 13:00, booking through The Dock   

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 some blank A4 paper into a clear and creative proposal that will, hopefully, capture the imagination of a selection panel. On top of that our arts practices are constantly changing and evolving, which leaves us with the challenge of having to renew and refresh how we communicate what we do.

Creative Frame, the professional development network for creative practitioners in Leitrim and the surrounding area is organising a day-long workshop that will help you to focus on getting ‘Funding Fit’ so to speak. The day will explore how artists can develop creative proposals and will look at ways to pitch your ideas and speak about your work.

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

The day will include a presentation and conversation on best practice in writing proposals and applications and opportunities to review some recent artist’s proposals. The workshop will cover hints and tips in developing proposals; a discussion on some ‘watch-out-fors’ and common pitfalls; observations on selection processes and panels as well as 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 dangers of procrastination.

Who should attend?

This practical workshop and one-on-one clinics are suitable for practitioners from all artforms, so if you are a visual artist, musician, writer, architect, theatre producer, designer/ maker or dancer and you have an upcoming project or funding deadline, or intend to make one in the future, the day will be a great opportunity to build your capacity in this area and also to meet with other members of Creative Frame. The workshop is open to practitioners in Leitrim and the surrounding counties. There will be 20 places available.

One-on-One Clinics, 14:00 – 17:00 , for booking  apply by email to Maureen Carty at

As part of this Creative Frame event Artists can pre-book  one-on-one clinic session to discuss their practice or a current challenge or question they may have. These clinic sessions work best when Artists take the time to submit information beforehand, which will be forwarded to the workshop leader. Artists can send in anything that they would like feedback on, for example:

A current draft proposal or application for funding
A previous proposal or application for funding that could be discussed
A draft CV, Biog or Artists Statement
Documentation of your arts practice - some focused material that communicates what you do, for example - selected web pages are fine (rather than a full website); 10 jpegs, 3-4 audio or video clips; short text or script for review, etc.

All advance material for review will need to be submitted no later than: Tuesday 17 April by 12:00.

The workshop leader will spend time before the workshop reviewing the information submitted so that the one-on-one clinics can be focused on the Artists current needs. To book for a one to one clinic please email Maureen Carty at  Places on this workshop are limited to six and are prioritised for members of Creative Frame.