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ArtReach x TYES: Applying to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) Workshop

Are you an artist looking to access bigger contracts? Are you interested in applying to do arts based work for the City of Toronto? Do you have ideas on how to create communications materials that are more appealing to young people in the City?


Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2016 Registration/Food: 5:45 pm Workshop Start Time: 6:00pm SHARP! Location: Toronto City Hall, Committee Room #3 (100 Queen St. W)

Facilitators: Paulina O’Kieffe, Andrea Zammit, Gena Meldazy RSVP: HERE (Space is limited, so register now!) NOTE: *This workshop is for youth ages 13-29.

If you are an artist who is seeking to expand their portfolio/ resume through bigger contracts, check out this workshop on how to apply for requests for proposals. RFPs are becoming more popular in hiring contract work for not only public, but also corporate clients. Through this workshop you will learn what an RFP is, what RFP review committees are looking for, and best practices when putting together an RFP response. The activities in this workshop are also designed to support artists interested in submitting responses to City RFPs that will be introduced in the workshop.

Click here to see the RFP Guidelines.

The Applying to Request for Proposals (RFPs) workshop is being offered as part of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) Action 1D: "The City of Toronto will invest in youth artists and arts groups to develop youth sensitive and appropriate communication materials (posters, videos, songs, stories, etc.) that will promote key city programs that serve youth needs". These workshops are being offered to assist youth artists and arts groups in preparing to submit proposals for a Request for Proposals that will be put out by ArtReach, in partnership with TYES. The RFP will be seeking proposals from youth artists and arts groups to complete communications products (posters, videos, photos, etc.) promoting City of Toronto services and initiatives for youth.



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