LivingArts Workshops

A new series of professional development workshops for artists and arts workers

LivingArts Workshops provide a new series of learning opportunities targeted to individual artists and administrators of emerging and small-scale arts organizations in the Hamilton region. Collectively, these low-cost sessions aim to equip arts workers with the knowledge to manage the many competing priorities of sustaining and promoting their work, develop stronger support networks, and improve the capacity of Hamilton’s grassroots arts community to sustain its creative momentum.


2018 Workshop Schedule

Grant Writing Basics with Maya Bedward of the OACSaturday, May 26 at 1 - 4 PM at the Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1J4. The event is FREE to attend. We are asking all people Register or R.S.V.P. in advance as space is limited.

DETAILS: Join us for an information sessions, with Maya Bedward from the Ontario Arts Council. She will breakdown the OAC Granting Programs, discuss OAC strategic priorities, and walk participants through the application process. A thorough explanation on how applications are assessed with some example case studies will be presented in order to walk participants through the full process.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Maya Bedward is a filmmaker, arts educator and community-engaged artist from Toronto, ON. She is also the Information Services Coordinator at the Ontario Arts Council, where she helps artists and arts professionals navigate OAC’s many funding programs. This workshop made possible with support from the Ontario Arts Counci, Hamilton Community Foundation and the City of Hamilton.

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Workshop Registration Fees

Registration fees for LivingArts Workshops are $8.00 per session for Hamilton Arts Council members, and $10.00 per session for non-members. Individual membership with the Hamilton Arts Council costs $25.00 annually for individuals, or $15.00 for students and seniors; please visit to become a member and take advantage of our discounted workshop rates.