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LAUNCH // GRO Talk #4: Demystifying Grants with Aisha Wickham
2:00 PM on Friday Sep. 18th
Online, .
Price: Sliding scale starting at $10

Online Event

The reality for creatives is that we often rely on grants to fund our projects. One of the benefits of being a Canadian artist is that we have access to many granting opportunities and financial support from governments and community organizations. However, the granting process can be confusing for new and established artists, leaving many at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing those opportunities.
In this LAUNCH // GRO session, Aisha Wickham, Program Consultant for the Ontario Music Office at Ontario Creates, will demystify grants so that you can learn how to access public funding opportunities. Join us as Aisha shares her insider knowledge of grants and gives her top tips for writing a successful grant application. Aisha will also share her thoughts on how the music industry is changing and the policies and programs needed to support the future of music.

Aisha’s career has been focused on developing and promoting Canada’s music industry. She is currently a Program Consultant for the Ontario Music Office at Ontario Creates (formerly known as the Ontario Media Development Corporation).
Previous roles include senior management positions with Toronto radio stations FLOW 93.5 and G98.7 FM; Nia Centre for the Arts; the Urban Music Association of Canada; and the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association of Canada. She also ran her own communications consulting practice, ngoma productions, specializing in project management, marketing strategy, business plan development and writing services for the music and broadcasting sectors.
Aisha has served on numerous Boards and Committees, including the Toronto Arts Council Music Committee, the National Advisory Board for the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Ryerson University Alumni Association, and the Community Engagement Council for the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParapanAm Games.
Aisha is the recipient of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment Award for Behind the Scenes Executive of the Year, the Canadian New Media Award for Outstanding Young Woman and the Harry Jerome Award for leadership. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University.

Thank you to the City of Ottawa’s Diversity in the Arts Fund for supporting this event.