ONpaper: Writing workshop for grant applications

»Project Funding«

Mon, 28.08.2023, 4–5.30 p.m. in German spoken language.

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.

Daniel Mennicken (Cologne) & Katharina Ortmann (Berlin)

We ask for binding registrations via e-mail. 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 »Project Funding« we will get you ready for grant applications in autumn with introductions to the funding landscapes of Berlin and Cologne, application writing, or accounting.

In a second block of workshops, topics such as time management, ensemble management, as well as insights into the music business, will direct our attention to the world around the music stands. Even if terms such as »business« and »time management« can seem daunting at first, the modules will be designed to be vivd and interactive so that both experienced musicians and newcomers can feel at ease.

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.

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 e.V. 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.