Museum & Gallery Services Queensland

Securing Funding Workshop 2011 - Brisbane

This annual workshop aims to increase participants capacity to secure funding by providing opportunities to:
- Speak face to face with funding bodies
- Learn about alternate sources of funding from a philanthropy expert
- Hear local case studies of successful grant applications and fundraising
- Find the right source of funds for their projects
- Improve their funding application skills

Funding sources included representatives from:
- Creative Communities, Visual Arts, Craft & Design, art+place – Arts Queensland
- Community Heritage Grants - National Library of Australia
- Artsupport Australia

Case studies on securing funding featured:
- M&GSQ Standards Program Grant
- Creative Sparks
- Fundraising Strategies

Please refer to the attached schedule for more detailed information on the program and speakers.

Previous workshop participants from 2008-2010 share what they took away from their experience:
- “The high level of organisation, the resource folder, the generosity of the speakers, the warmth of the M&GSQ staff and the depth & quality of the information. The case studies were good.”
- “The confidence to have a go at writing a great funding application!”
- “Detailed insights into how different funding bodies operate and what to address when making a grant application.”
- “Workshop presenters were very good and practical exercises were a great help.”
- “Confidence to tackle tasks especially budgeting.”