CAFKA 2024 Workshop Series: Grant Writing

Kitchener Wiki Workshop (2012) by Steve Lambert. On May 23 + 24, 2012, artist/activist Steve Lambert led a two-day workshop where local residents gathered and developed unique content to produce a crowd-sourced wiki for the city of Kitchener, presented in partnership with Musagetes for the Big Ideas in Art + Culture lecture series at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Unknown photographer.

Introducing CAFKA’s 2024 Workshop Series for Waterloo Region Artists

CAFKA is programming a series of workshops throughout 2024 focused on providing practical and accessible career support for artists and cultural workers based throughout the Waterloo Region.

By responding to expressed needs of regional visual artists following the erosion of gathering spaces and recurring events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continuing CAFKA’s community-driven work through educational and community-building initiatives, this workshop series aims to support, strengthen, grow, and promote local artists’ practices through professional development workshops and community-gathering events.

This year-long workshop series is kicking off with two Grant Writing workshops:

Grant Writing Part 1: Intro to Grant Writing
Topics include: setting up a profile with CCA, reading through grant requirements, an overview of available visual/media arts project grants for regional artists (WRCF, OAC, CCA) and more.

  • January 28, 1-3pm
  • KWAG – Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Community Access Space
  • Register here

Grant Writing Part 2: Grant Writing Feedback Session
An overview of grant writing strategies and providing feedback on in-progress grant applications.

Both workshops will be facilitated by seasoned grant-writer and interdisciplinary artist, Isabella Stefanescu. The workshop series is free to attend for CAFKA members, with a recommended $5 donation for non-members; however, no attendees will be turned away for lack of funds.


Grant Writing Part 1 is generously hosted by KWAG – Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, donating use of their Community Access Space to make this initiative happen. Be sure to stay after the workshop to enjoy KWAG’s current exhibitions, linked here. Thank you KWAG!

This series is generously funded by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held by Waterloo Region Community Foundation. CAFKA’s board + staff would like to express our gratitude for The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, whose support of the arts endures throughout Waterloo Region.


Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7

CAFKA
141 Whitney Place, Studio #7
Kitchener, ON N2G 2X8
cafka@cafka.org
519-744-5123