Wednesday, March 14 at 11:30-1:30 in Dunning 12

Beyond SSHRC and OGS: Artist Grants, Funding your Project (Option) and Who’s Paying for the Keynote?

This workshop will cover a range of topics associated with securing resources and funding for community and arts-based grants: how to find them, how to (successfully) apply for them and what ‘other’ avenues can you explore to fund your art and/or community project. Specific funding opportunities through the City of Kingston Arts Fund, OAC, Canada Council, Davies Foundation, and other granting agencies (including more “indie” resources) will be discussed.

Topics to be covered will include: 1) grants for artists; 2) how to get your work into a gallery/ how to secure resources (artists/space/publicity) in order to curate a show and; 3) how to secure resources for events such as conferences or non-arts related research. All practicing artists, Undisciplined 2012 organizers and those considering the CS Project Option, or any other such whim, are especially encouraged to not only attend but join this dialogue.


Victoria Millious is a Master’s student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the intersections of feminist visual culture and reproductive health. She has worked on behalf of The Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston, Science’44 Student Housing Co-op, Centaur Theatre (Montreal) and Queen’s Cultural Studies to organize numerous community-oriented pilot projects including the Celebrating Reel Women Film Festival and Undisciplined 2011.

Matt Rogalsky is a composer, sound artist and musicologist who since 1985 has presented work regularly in performances and gallery exhibitions across North America and Europe. His academic background includes studies in electroacoustic composition with Martin Bartlett and Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University, and an M.A. from Wesleyan University where he studied composition and sound installation with Ron Kuivila and Alvin Lucier, and researched the musical culture of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His Ph.D. from City University London (with Simon Emmerson) was a history of the Rainforest series of works by David Tudor, and an investigation of the social networks which made them possible.

Rogalsky’s areas of research include histories, reconstructions and new performances of late 20th century electronic and experimental music.

Cynthia Mykytyshyn is a Masters student of Queen’s University’s Cultural Studies program and associate curator at Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa. She holds a BA from the University of Ottawa with a major in the History and Theory of Art. Her current research looks at the intersection of visual arts and the natural environment, with a focus on contemporary art and its relationship to environmentalist ideology. She is currently working towards an MRP curatorial project that investigates artist representations of ‘nature,’ ‘humanity’ and the complexity of their perceived relationship.

All events are open to the Queen’s and Kingston public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact:

Jessica Jacobson-Konefall