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Writing a persuasive grant application

9:30AM to 4:30PM
50$ (single price)

Regroupement québécois de la danse, 3680 Jeanne-Mance Street, #440, Montreal

Make your writing clearer and increase your chances of getting that much-desired grant!

Registration opens on November 1, 2023

This training is designed to develop your ability to articulate your artistic approach, your project and your ideas in the context of a grant application.

Through lectures, proven tools and practical exercises, develop a critical eye for your writing and learn to articulate your artistic intentions intelligibly, clearly and concisely.

Learn how to better contextualize your background, your practice and your project, then describe its intentions, stages and outcome, so as to submit funding applications that are coherent, comprehensible and convincing.

You’ll also gain valuable insights into the fundamentals of public funding, how applications are evaluated and how grants are awarded, as well as a few secrets on how to win over juries!



  • To structure ideas and intentions clearly in writing.
  • To develop an intelligible vocabulary appropriate for one’s artistic approach.
  • To exercise a critical viewpoint towards one’s writing.
  • To articulate the project, the approach, and the proposal in accordance with the criteria and requirements of grant and scholarship programs.

Individual support

At the end of the group training session, you will be invited to submit your grant application, before enjoying a minimum of three (3) hours of individual coaching with the trainer. The trainer will analyze and revise your texts with you, then provide feedback tailored to your specific needs.


Who can benefit from this training?

Dance artists, managers and cultural workers in administration, at the start of their career and applying for their first grant.

Also welcome are mid-career artists with a few or several artistic projects under their belts, who want to improve their grant-writing skills.



Danielle Thibault holds a master’s degree in theater and a diploma in cultural animation and research from UQAM. She worked for more than 28 years with the Service de la culture de la Ville de Montréal. Among other things, she was responsible for the Théâtre de Verdure, headed the theater expertise committee, and designed, directed and led numerous training activities, in addition to writing a number of pedagogical documents.

She has taken part in several international missions and contributed to numerous juries. She has sat on a number of boards of directors and is well versed in the management of non-profit organizations. She has also served as interim executive director of Alliance chorale on two occasions (2018 and 2020), as well as interim executive director of CQT (November 2022 to April 2023).

She provides consulting services to artists and artistic companies in various disciplines. Her offer covers in particular the fields of dissemination and network development, grant writing and the improvement of management, organization and governance practices.


This training, offered by the Regroupement québécois de la danse, is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Quebec government, through the Intervention-Compétences program administered by Compétence Culture.

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