Grant Writing For Professional Musicians II

Craft the Perfect Biography to get noticed! | taught by Rebecca Apostoli
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Rebecca Apostoli
Rebecca Apostoli
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 II: Writing the Perfect Biography!

I'm so excited to welcome you to module 2 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. 

Course Outcomes

Outcomes of this course include:

  1. Knowledge of what constitutes a good biography from a fundraising perspective;
  2. How to create or find your unique story as an artist or company; 
  3. How to format or present that story in a way that juries finding appealing and fundable.

After this course...

After completing this course, you will have already started writing your own biography or perhaps even finished it! You will then be able to fine-tune, edit and revise until perfect. 

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 III: Marketing Plans for Music Projects (October 2017)

Course Contents

2 Texts
5.0 hrs