An Advocate for Independent Creators
About the instructor
Rebecca started her career as an artist and songwriter, taking Jazz Studies at Malaspina College in Nanaimo, B.C. and opening for artists such as Serena Ryder, Kaki King and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. From a young age, she dreamed of a successful and sustainable career that would satisfy her need for constant challenges, new growth and a desire to see independent artists not just succeed, but thrive in Canada's competitive arts climate.
She moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 2006 and completed Capilano University's Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management Program, taking internships with Direct Current Media (managers of K'naan and Red1) and Hipjoint Productions (Troy Samson, Oscar Furtado). She went on to many career-building positions at companies such as Live Nation before deciding to finish her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies at Vancouver Island University.
Rebecca finished her degree in the spring of 2010 after a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, where her deep appreciation and passion for the creative arts were revived. She returned home to Vancouver and worked for a variety of community organizations, media companies and festivals, before being hired at Music BC Industry Association.
Through her work at Music BC, Rebecca gained critical insight and first-hand experience with the application and jury process behind music funding programs. In 2013, Rebecca founded her own music funding, education and creative consulting agency, Music Grants Canada. Since that time she has successfully won grants in excess of $2 Million for her clients, published a #1 Bestselling eBook on Amazon and has been working tirelessly to apply her knowledge, skills and experience to providing educational resources, management services and creative consulting to independent artists, companies and organizations all across Canada.
Welcome to Grant Writing For Professional Musicians I: Grant Writing 101
I'm so excited to welcome you to module 1 in my course for Canadian musicians, companies and non-profits seeking to win grants to support their career goals, or those of their clients or members.
Outcomes of this course include:
- Knowledge of the history and structure of funding bodies in Canada;
- How to research and find grants, plus read and understand eligibility criteria;
- How to conduct a project needs assessment to know what kind of funding you should be applying for; and
- How to plan for success when deciding for what grants you will apply for and when.
After this course...
completing this course, you will have the laid the ground work for continuing on your journey to writing successful grants for music projects in Canada.
You will also have satisfied the prerequisite to enroll in the next course in the Grant Writing for Musicians series:Grant Writing For Professional Musicians II: Writing the Perfect Biography (January 2017)