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Grant Writing Workshop | Toronto Arts Council | Indigenous Arts Projects

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Grant Writing Workshop | Toronto Arts Council | Indigenous Arts Grants
Monday, March 15, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

On March 15, Tash Naveau (Program Manager, Indigenous Arts Projects, Toronto Arts Council), will review what grants are available, discuss the application process, provide tips on how to write a complete grant, and answer any questions you may have. We will also be joined by Timaj Garad, Outreach and Access Program Manager,  Toronto Arts Council who will be providing an overview of the TAC granting programs.

Toronto Arts Council Indigenous Arts Projects 

Tash Naveau is Dene (Chipweyan) and eastern European, she belongs to the Deer Clan and was raised in and is a member of the Ojibwe community of Mattagami First Nation. Currently based in Toronto Canada, her early work experience was in youth work and advocacy in settler and Indigenous communities, while keeping art and image making close by. Moving to Toronto in 2010 opened up a world of media making, shifting her art focus from Photography to Video and media-making work, leading her to experiences in coordinating and leading workshops, assisting and coproducing for short-form independent projects, and editing videos for non-profit organizations and collaborative projects within the Toronto and surrounding Indigenous community.

Tash continues to explore interactive projects involving natural materials, projections, video and sound. She was the Indigenous Place-keeping Fellow at Evergreen Brickworks and Future Cities (2020) and had recent installations and video work presented at film festivals internationally as well as locally at ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, the Toronto Reference Library, Allan Gardens park, and the Ontario Science Centre.

Currently, she shares her time as a creator for documentary content, as the manager of the Indigenous Arts Program the Toronto Arts Council, and is the Interim Student Life Coordinator with First Nations House at the University of Toronto.

Timaj Garad is the Outreach and Access Program Manager at Toronto Arts Council (TAC). She is leading the development of TAC's new Black arts funding program, in addition to supporting outreach activities and improving accessibility across the organization.  For the past 15 years, Timaj has been performing, facilitating workshops, and creating events as a spoken word artist and singer-songwriter, alongside her community work supporting Black artists, newcomers, youth, and persons with disabilities. Timaj is deeply passionate about creating greater access to the arts and amplifying artists in Toronto’s underserved communities.

This event is presented by OCAD U's Indigenous Student Centre and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Live auto-transcription will be available.