Have you always wanted to get a grant to help fund your craft or artistic practice? Maybe you’ve applied in the past without success, or you’ve never even known where to start?

Grants are a huge opportunity for Canadian artists and makers, but many creators are missing out on this valuable source of income. In this live Zoom session with Ontario-based ceramicists Naomi Clement and Heidi McKenzie — both of whom have earned many grants in their careers — you’ll hear helpful tips on how to tap into this kind of funding.

In this online event co-presented by Workshop Magazine and Craft Ontario, you’ll learn:

  • How to find grants you’re eligible for
  • What’s involved in applying for grants
  • What funders are looking for
  • How to find help with your applications
  • What to do when you receive a grant

At the end of the session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions of our panellists.

Not sure if you can make this time? Members and registered attendees will get access to a video recording after the event.

Event date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm PT / 4 pm – 5 pm ET

Location: Virtual; registered attendees will receive a Zoom link to join

Admission: $18; free for paid Workshop members and Craft Ontario members

About the speakers

Naomi Clement is a Canadian artist and educator who explores ideas of home and belonging through the powerful lens of functional ceramics. She received her MFA from Louisiana State University in 2017, and her B.F.A from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University in 2003.

Naomi has participated in residencies, given lectures and workshops, and exhibited her work across Canada and the United States. She served as a board member for the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), was named a 2017 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine, and is a member of the Canadian ceramics collective Make and Do. In 2019, Naomi was a Summer Artist-in-Residence at the renowned Archie Bray Foundation for the

Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. After spending many years as a pottery nomad, working and travelling across North America, Naomi has recently established a home studio in Stratford, Ont.

Heidi McKenzie is a Toronto-based ceramic artist who completed her MFA at Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2014. In 2022, she was a Shantz Award finalist for Canada’s emerging ceramicists. The recipient of numerous grants, she has created in Denmark, Hungary, Australia, China, Ireland and Indonesia and exhibited internationally in Europe, Scandinavia and the United States.

Heidi uses photography, digital media and archive to forefront themes of ancestry, race, migration and colonization. She curated “Decolonizing Clay” at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in 2019 and participated in the World Indian Diaspora Congress in Trinidad in 2020. Heidi was inducted into the International Academy of Ceramics in 2022.