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Workshop Description:

Get to know the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC’s funding agency for arts and culture. This session will cover grant programs and their eligibility requirements, how to register in the online grant system, current strategic priorities, and general grant writing tips. Program Advisors Nadine Carew and Erin Macklem look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

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Nadine Carew is a Program Advisor with the BC Arts Council, taking care of applications from Performing Arts organizations and artists. She comes to the BC Arts Council with over 15 years experience as an arts administrator. In addition to running a successful touring theatre, Nadine has sat on boards and committees of various organizations including the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, the International Performing Arts for Youth Society, Out Inner Space Dance and the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society. A strong advocate for the arts and culture sector, Nadine received the protégé Mallory Gilbert Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2015.


Erin Macklem
After 25 years working in professional theatre as a costume designer, playwright and administrator, Erin Macklem joined the team of Program Advisors at the BC Arts Council in 2018 and currently facilitates the Professional Arts Training and Early Career Development programs. She has a passion for outreach and engagement and is excited to recently add the role of Outreach Coordinator to her work. Erin is a member
of the Métis Nation of BC and the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria. She strives to bring this cultural lens to her work, while being conscious of the white skin privilege afforded her by her father’s Irish and English ancestors.