Professional Development Series (PDS): ARTS BUSINESS: Budgets for Beginners

Date Posted
September 19, 2022
Opportunity with
Hamilton Arts Council
Application Deadline
October 12, 2022 at 12:00 am
Apply Now!

The Professional Development Series includes resources to address challenges and build the professional capacities of individuals and groups across the cultural sector.


Presented by Aaron jan (Playwright, Director, & Established Grant Writer)

It's grant season! And there's a scary budget tab in the application! Are you shaking with fear? Nervous for the numbers? Have no idea what union rates are?

Don't fear. We have your back!

What is a budget? How do I make it work? How much should I pay people and how do I navigate the darned equity website?

In this 90 minute presentation, Aaron will teach participants all the areas to consider when building a budget, such as standard rates for hiring creators, opportunities for grant funding, where to source costs and budget templates and how to avoid common mistakes. Do fundraising and sponsorship possibilities seem daunting? Don't know how much to set aside for your contingency plan? Still confused about the difference between an Indie 2.2, Collective Policy and a DOT contract? Join us for this virtual event which aims to equip you with all the tools you need to build a realistic show budget – and stick to it!

Register here!

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