Need funding for your next big idea, career move or arts project?

Get your creative ducks in a row with fundraising guru and entrepreneur Debby Maziarz. This workshop will take you step-by-step through the grant application process from login to submission. Hone your idea, sharpen your creative rationale, design a project plan and nail that budget! This focused workshop will you give the opportunity to test your ideas, ask questions and explore your funding needs.

WHEN: Wednesday 1st May 2019, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

At: Signal, Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne


Workshop: $90 – 4 hours (tea and coffee provided)

Workshop & Extra Mentoring: $130 – 4 hour workshop plus Debby will read your draft application and provide verbal feedback by teleconference at an arranged time after the workshop

Please note this workshop is only available to individual artists and collectives. It is not available to employees of funded arts organisations. For more about mentoring or strategic advice on grants and funding for organisations, please visit my Services page.

About the Facilitator

Debby Maziarz is an educator and creative entrepreneur who mentors artists, organisations and communities to create solid plans for resourcing their work. Renowned for unearthing innovative and ‘fundable’ ideas, Debby is driven to challenge the mindset that stops superstars from excelling. She’s also got a great track record in sourcing funds – including founding Melbourne’s Westside Circus and Arts Barter Australia.

  • Early December 2018 I attended an entertaining and very informative 4-hour Grant Writing for Artists workshop by Debby Maziarz. The group was a wonderful tangle of people from many genres of ‘art’ including furniture design, theatre, dance, writing, sculpture, clowning and ceramics. The groups ages were from early 20’s to 60’s and we interacted easily - laughing and sharing personal stories, worries, dreams and goals. Debby was extremely generous in sharing a wealth of personal and professional information. Her slideshow and presentation reflected her professionalism and incredible background of knowledge. This workshop has given me invaluable knowledge and motivation and the support from Debby and the group was heart-warming. The fee was worth every priceless minute.

    Sandra E Brown Writer
  • Last night unexpectedly gave, what I can only term as an epiphany, as to why I’ve not achieved some funding objectives.

    Workshop Attendee Project Planning & Design
  • Debby ran a fantastic session. Her warm personality and personal stories of projects empowered me to engage with her simple, concise but detailed presentation, leaving me feeling much more capable and inspired!

    Workshop Attendee Project Planning & Design
  • Debby is an excellent communicator and presented a lively workshop that engaged and informed me very much.  This workshop has increased my confidence to be able to apply for grants. Grant applications are an unknown entity and fearful for me, so this workshop with Debby was very valuable and impactful for me at this important time as an emerging artist. I learned information about how to attack the budget and overall I’ve gained the knowledge, insight and skills to develop, complete and submit a strong and more competitive project proposal and grant application.

    Workshop Attendee Effective Grant Writing
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