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Free-For-All: Grant Writing

April 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free for FAVA Members

NOTICE: This class is currently FULL and is not taking any more registrants. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

In this online workshop, participants will learn all the tips and tricks for making the perfect grant application. This workshop will focus on the Edmonton Arts Council individual grants (EAC) and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts film and video project funding (AFA), although what is covered in this workshop will be applicable for the majority of arts funding.

Registrants will receive the following deliverables:

  • PDF package of the slides used in the presentation
  • Sample of an artist CV
  • Sample project proposal
  • Sample project budget

Free-for-all’s are open to FAVA MEMBERS ONLY!

Where: Online (Zoom)
When: April 22nd, 2023, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Registration Deadline: April 15th, 2023
Cost: FREE (FAVA Members only)
Instructor: Sharlene Millang

Film production was not on Sharlene’s radar … she kinda “fell into it” due to her combination of business skills and education (BA – English/Business; BA – Business Management). Her current full-time job is as Executive Administrator at Catholic Social Services, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Her passion is on stage and in front of the camera … it’s so much fun to be someone else for a little while!

In 2010, Sharlene responded to a casting call for a web series, and she was chosen. It was her first exposure to working with a film crew, and she hasn’t looked back since. She met Daniel Foreman on that set, and they hit it off and started collaborating on some short films he was doing through FAVA’s Main Course (the name for the Intermediate Filmmaking course at the time). As they worked together, Dan said … “you’re a producer,” to which she emphatically replied, “no, I’m not”. In 2012, Daniel and Sharlene presented the first Edmonton Short Film Festival gala. The ESFF celebrated its 10-year anniversary last year and this year introduced a division of ESFF called Local Heroes Film Festival. LHFF is the all-Alberta arm of the Festival, sharing Alberta short films throughout Alberta at free community screenings. Together, Dan and Sharlene own and operate three production companies (Treaty 6 Productions, Groove Soldier Productions, Horned Serpent Productions) and remain the Creative Directors of the Edmonton Short Film Festival.

After ten years of producing short films, including an award-winning animated series, “Raven Adventures,” Sharlene and Dan were awarded Talent to Watch funding to create their first feature film, “Abducted”. A significant part of Sharlene’s work is applying for grants, and she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

Register below or email [email protected] for more information.

This online workshop will NOT be recorded.


Interested in becoming a FAVA Member? click here for more information or contact [email protected]  – 780-429-1671 ex. 1001


April 22
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free for FAVA Members
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780-429-1671 ext. 102