CREATIVE PROPOSALS Writing Workshop with and for Artists

Saturday, 28 September 2019

09:30 – 13:00 

dlr LexIcon, 5 floor, meeting room 4

Artists Professional Development Workshop presented by Art Net DLR.

Writing artists proposals can be challenging and time consuming.
It’s not easy taking an emerging idea in your head and a blank A4 page and transforming it into a clear and
creative proposal that will, hopefully, capture the imagination of a selection panel.
Art Net DLR presents a half-day workshop aimed at encouraging artists to develop creative proposals + 6 One on One Clinics for Artists.

The workshop will include a presentation and conversation on best practice in writing proposals and applications
for funding, including opportunities to review some recent artist’s proposals. It will cover hints and tips on
developing proposals, a discussion on common pitfalls and ‘watch-out-fors’, observations on selection panels as
well as selection criteria, advice on sample headings to communicate ideas clearly and creatively, suggestions for supporting documentation, CVs and Biogs as well as advice on time management and the dangers of

This workshop may be of particular interest to Artists planning on applying to DLR Arts Office for a Bursary or
Artists Award, as the deadline will be [TBC] Friday 25 October 2019.

About the Workshop Leader

The workshop will be led by Annette Moloney, a socially engaged curator, commissioner and collaborator.

Her professional practice includes curating exhibitions; producing public art commissions in a number of artforms; exhibitions and public engagement events; public sector policy development, implementation, evaluation and facilitation; third level lecturing and artist’s professional development and mentoring.

She is a Public Art Specialist including previous work as an Arts Council of Ireland Adviser on Public Art. Examples of her curatorial practice including during 2015 she was Cavan Curator in Residence (with Maeve Mulrennan) working directly with Artists from a range of artforms. She also received an Arts Council of Ireland Curator in Residence Award to develop ENDURANCE | RESILIENCE, a Curated @ Source project which explored the links between sport and human effort in contemporary art, located at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

A Fine Art graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art & Design, she has
completed a Masters in Visual Arts Practice at IADT, specialising in Curatorial Practice. She is a proud member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.