Grant Writing

In addition to being a writer, and arts educator, I am a professional grant writer. I write project, capital, and operation grants for small to medium-sized organizations, generating well-written, well-researched grant proposals, for every level of government, agencies, foundations and corporations. I’ve worked with for- and not-for profit organizations, life coaches, small businesses, classical music organizations, musicians, dance artists and companies, writers, arts educators and arts ed organizations,  actors, directors and theatre companies, visual artists and community-based artists and organizations.

I have experience with writing grants for a huge variety of projects and budgets (up to $375k) with a wide variety of funders including the Government of Ontario; Women Entrepreneurship Fund (federal grant); the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Department of Canadian Heritage; The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; the Metcalfe Foundation, FACTOR Canada; Canada Media Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the Toronto Arts Council; and private foundations.

I was struggling so hard trying to complete my grant application. It was my first time, and I had no idea what the questions were even asking, or how to plead my case and show that I deserved the money. When I got in touch with Lindsay it was like a sigh of relief. I felt so confident after talking with her. She took what I had and made it so much better, and totally rocked my application! I felt confident knowing that I was submitting the very best application I could and I would absolutely call her again in a heartbeat when I apply for another grant!

~ Rebecca Tracey, The Uncaged Life

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I currently work as the grant writer at Citadel + Compagnie, a Toronto-based dance company with a multi-pronged approach to engagement that includes creating and performing new work; international touring; securing capital funding for The Citadel, the company-owned the theatre and studio; presenting contemporary dance work by providing free dance classes for children and youth in Regent Park; and presenting innovative new dance works by Canadian choreographers.

As a writer, I have a two-book contract with Kids Can Press and have been published in various publications including “Where The Nights are Twice as Long” (Goose Lane Editions, 2015), The Lampeter Review, Taddle Creek, room of one’s own, Grain and Descant. My hand bound books of poetry have recently been added to the permanent collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library. I am represented by Kelvin Kong at K2 Literary Agency.

I received my B.A. with Honours and my Masters in English from the University of Toronto, and am the creator of the internationally-acclaimed Love Lettering Project, a community engagement project. Since 2004, I have been asking participants in over 250 events to write love letters to the communities and hide them for strangers to find, spreading the love. The project has been all over the world – from New York City to Whitehorse, Toronto to Teresopolis, Brazil, L.A. to London.

The Love Lettering Project has been featured in international media including The Atlantic’s CityLab, NPR, The Londonist, CBC Television’s The NationalGlobal National, CTV’s Canada AMToronto StarThe Globe and Mail and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and World Report and was deemed one of the 50 reasons to love Toronto by Toronto Life. CBC Radio even named the project a national treasure.