WAC Jury Workshops

Tuesday, October 29, 2020
2:00pm and 6:00pm
The Output (2nd floor, Artspace Building - 100 Arthur Street)

Have you ever wondered how decisions are made at the Winnipeg Arts Council? Have you wanted to take part in a jury but don’t know what’s involved? We are holding workshops for people to learn about the peer assessment process and to see exactly how a WAC jury really works. These free workshops will cover all aspects of sitting on a WAC jury including qualifications, roles and responsibilities, and an overview of the process from start to finish.

Over the course of 2 hours we will discuss the peer assessment principle and how it is applied in WAC’s granting programs, we’ll go step-by-step through what we do as the funder and what jurors do to prepare, and then we will run through a jury process from start to finish. Participants will learn how applications are reviewed, how grants are scored and how the final decisions are made about which applications are recommended for funding.

Participants will have plenty of time for questions and answers, and will have the opportunity to submit a nomination form to be considered as a peer assessor. For more information about WAC’s peer assessment process, click here.

In order to accommodate those with varied working hours, we are holding 2 workshops on the same day, Tuesday October 29. The first session runs 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and the second will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The two sessions will be the same, so there is no need to sign up for both. They are free to attend but you must register in advance.

Please use the following Eventbrite links to register for either the afternoon or evening session. Each session is limited to 20 participants.

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Click here to register
Evening Session: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Click here to register

For more information please see the FAQ below or contact the Program & Arts Development Manager, Dominic Lloyd at 204-943-7668 or by email.

Jury Workshops - Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this workshop for?
Any artist who is interested in becoming involved in WAC’s funding processes can take part. WAC’s grants juries are comprised of people who perform or have performed a variety of different professional roles in the arts - creators, administrators, directors, critics, educators, and so on.

I’ve never received a WAC grant before – can I attend?
You do not have to have received a WAC grant to participate. However, this is not a “how to write a successful grant application” workshop. While the information covered in the workshop will provide information about how grants are assessed, this is more an exercise in process than in content.

Do I have to take this workshop in order to be considered for a grant jury?
No. It is not a pre-requisite to being asked to serve on a jury, however we hope it will be helpful for those with limited experience in the world of grants.

How do I prepare for this workshop?
There is no formal prerequisite to attend, but participants should have some familiarity with WAC's grant programs before they arrive.

Where does it take place?
The Output is located in the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street Winnipeg.

Is it accessible?
The Artspace Building is wheelchair accessible by elevator, from the west side entrance at King Street and Bannatyne Avenue. The Output is located on the 2nd floor and can be reached by elevator from the Artspace lobby.

Image: Brian Hunter (Individual Artist Grant 2017) from the exhibition "Gut Feeling." Photo by Karen Asher.