Grant Writing w/ Gillian McKercher
Have you ever wondered what goes into a proposal for an art project? Do you have a great idea but are unsure of where to get funding? This workshop will help to demystify the process of grant writing for both emerging and established filmmakers. It will also help you identify sources of funding for your projects. If you have a project, idea, or concept in development, you are encouraged to bring it along as this is a perfect opportunity to workshop your grant applications.
Gillian is a Calgary‐based filmmaker and an Alberta Foundation For the Arts Young Artist Prize winner. She completed a BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calgary while she practiced filmmaking at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. After she worked concurrently in film and engineering, she decided to focus on cinema. She notably directed the two-season web series The Calgary Collection, the short documentary Where the Sage Brush Grows, and music videos for folk-roots artist Amy Nelson. Her experimental film work on Super 8 and 16mm film is often incorporated into her projects, and heavily informs her aesthetic. Gillian’s feature film debut Circle of Steel, funded through the Calgary Film Centre, will be released in 2018.