Art At Work: Richmond Arts & Culture Grant Program

  • Adults
  • Workshop
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate

    Information Session and Application Tips

    If your experience filling out grant applications is limited or your previous applications have been less successful than you’d like, this workshop will take you through the basics of articulating a compelling case for your projects, creating a realistic budget, assembling relevant support materials and more.

    Note: this workshop will refer to the City of Richmond’s Arts and Culture Operating Assistance and Project Assistance programs as the model, but the information will be transferable for most government and foundation funding applications for non-profit associations. Participants are encouraged to bring an organizational grant you are currently working on, or one you would like to revise.


    Maximum 20 participants

    About the Presenter:

    Camyar Chaichian has been involved with the design and implementation of the City of Richmond’s Arts and Culture grant program since its inception. He is a certified Lifecycles Capacities Consultant who has worked with a diverse array of non-profit organizations. He has served as a grant adjudicator for numerous granting bodies including Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation. Earlier in his career, he founded a leading arts non-profit from the ground up and gained extensive experience writing successful applications. In his spare time, he maintains his own theatre and film arts practice while serving as a volunteer on arts boards and providing mentorship to aspiring artists.

    Art at Work is a series of professional development workshops designed for artists and arts organizations practicing in any artistic medium. The program is presented in partnership by the City of Richmond Arts Services and Richmond Art Gallery. The program is intended to provide artists and arts organizations with knowledge and skills relevant to pursuing a professional practice in the field of public art, performance, visual art and community arts.

    Art at Work offers workshops from February through October each year. To view an archive of past workshops, click here.


    Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closed on statutory holidays.

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    7700 Minoru Gate
    Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
    Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


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