ONpaper writing workshop

It is said that it is often only through writing a project proposal that one becomes aware of the conceptual weaknesses and problems of a project idea. Therefore, the workshop invites to consider proposal writing as a sharpening of project ideas and less as a necessary evil to get funding – which it undoubtedly is as well.

In this workshop, we will explain step by step how to turn a project idea into a successful proposal text. Participants will learn how to develop a narrative structure, how to formulate a concise description and how to write a clearly structured, convincing and informative project description. We will reveal tips and tricks on how to make your application stand out from the crowd and clarify common mistakes. At the end there will be time for your questions.

→ Development of a narrative structure
→ Formulating a short description and a self-portrayal
→ What information should be included in an application?
→ What does the jury look for when reading applications?

The online workshop aims to impart basic knowledge and works with input units, group discussions, small group tasks and collegial exchange.

Lisa Benjes

Wed, 16.03.2022, 4–5.30 p.m. in German spoken language
Thu, 17.03.2022, 4–5.30 p.m. in English spoken language.

We ask for binding registrations via this link.

The workshops are free of charge.

Unfortunately, the online workshop is not accessible at all levels. We will make every effort to accommodate different needs and adapt the workshop if you provide us with appropriate information in the registration.

The digital workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin.

About ONpaper digital workshop series by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin / field notes and ON Cologne

In this year’s online workshop series Onpaper, which we are again organizing together with the initiative neue musik / field notes experts will teach basic skills for working in the independent scene.

Under the heading »Application Fitness« we will get you ready for project funding in the spring. In addition to classic workshops with introductions to the funding landscapes of Berlin and Cologne, to writing applications, or to accounting, this year we are also building on new formats and offering Meet the Jury, regular funding regulars’ tables, or sessions on writing applications together.

Although the independent scene defines itself in part precisely by breaking away from hierarchical ways of working that widely encourage the abuse of power and racism, it is not exempt from structural exclusion either. On the contrary, it lacks diverse perspectives and non-normative bodies, attitudes, narratives, and aesthetics. With workshops on anti-racism and diversity development, we would like to accompany the scene in this process of opening up, sensitize it to blind spots, and facilitate access to the scene for marginalized people with empowerment offers.

A third module on press and public relations, audience development, and profile building and management will provide concrete assistance in the development and implementation of projects.

The workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin and are free of charge. We ask for binding registrations.

The workshop series will be continued after the summer break. We will announce the program in the course of the next months. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas or suggestions at marketing@inm-berlin.de or info@on-cologne.de.

The inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V. is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the program Strengthening Innovation Potential in Culture (INP).

ON – Neue Musik Köln is supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.