The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) will be running a briefing and proposal-writing workshop for artists at the GoetheonMain project space.
The workshop will be held on 5 and 6 July from 10am to 4pm on each day. The workshop will be aimed particularly at artists interested in submitting proposals for the August 15 deadline for projects at the GoetheonMain project space, but will also benefit artists more generally in improving their proposal writing/concept development skills. This workshop is geared towards providing would-be applicants with much needed skills in producing well rounded, coherent and compelling proposals for creative projects and exhibitions. Participants will go through a hands-on experience of developing concept documents and proposals during the 2-day workshop, and will have the opportunity to submit draft proposals immediately after the workshop for feedback from the VANSA team. Individual written feedback will be provided on draft proposals submitted by Friday, 15 July. Face-to-face consultations can be secured by appointment on Thursday 21 July. Artists interested in attending the workshop should contact Kebone Ramasimong at or 087 830 0442 by June 29 2011. WORKSHOP OUTLINE DAY 1 TEA 10:00am – 10:15am Welcome 10:15am – 11:15am GoetheonMain CFP Project Briefing: Concept and Project Parameters 11:15am – 11:45pm Project Briefing, Questions and Answers Briefing Workshop ends at this point – Proposal Writing Workshop begins 11:45 — 12:00pm – TEA12:00 — 1:00pm – From Idea to Paper: Getting your Thoughts Down 1.00pm — 2.00pm — LUNCH BREAK 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Rationale: WHY are You Doing This (Aims/Objectives) 3:00pm – 4:00pm WHAT are you Doing? (Project Description) DAY 2 10:00am – 11:00am HOW are you going to do it (Project Plan/Timeline) 11:00am – 12:30pm HOW Much Will It Cost? (Budget/Financial Cover Plan) 12:30pm – 1:30pm WORKING LUNCH 1:30pm – 3:00pm Presentations and Feedback 3:00pm – 4:00pm Making it Look Good (Design and Layout, Supplementary Material etc) 4:00pm – 4:30pm Q and A/Next Steps Participants who would like feedback on draft proposals should e-mail documents to VANSA by the 15 July for written feedback. The facilitators will be available on Thursday 21 July, by appointment, for face-to-face consultations on the submitted proposals. For directions visit www.goethe.de/goetheonmain