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FCG Session on Grant Writing

Thursday, October 12, 6 to 8:30 PM, on site at FCG

Happening tonight! If you wish to join this grant-writing session via Zoom, please email to access our Zoom link. Zoom attendees are encouraged to send questions in advance. One-on-one support following Carolyn's presentation will be available to on-site attendees. Book a one-on-one appointment to discuss your grant application with FCG's Director, Ruth Skinner, via our Office Hours!

Feeling overwhelmed by the grant-writing process? Can you apply for grants if you're still a student? Should you contact the grants officer before you apply for a grant? How do you create a realistic budget? Can you apply for support for a project already underway? How do you address the shortfall if a funder doesn't meet your full funding request? 

A senior arts professional, Carolyn Bell Farrell has worked in public art galleries, arts service organizations and artist-run centres in Ontario, holding positions of director, curator, program coordinator and education officer. From 2007 to 2020, she was the Executive Director of the MacLaren Art Centre, the regional public art gallery serving Barrie and Simcoe County. While in Barrie, she chaired the city's Public Art Committee and Georgian College’s Fine Arts Advisory Committee. She also taught museum management at Georgian College for seven years. As a curator for both the Koffler Gallery and Oakville Galleries between 1990 and 2007, Carolyn organized over sixty exhibitions of contemporary art, and contributed as many essays for exhibition publications. In late 2021, she relocated to London, Ontario, where is writing a book on senior Canadian artist Tim Whiten to be published by the Art Canada Institute next year.

During this session on grant writing, Carolyn will share the benefits of what she has learned from forty years of experience writing grant applications and sitting on juries. This evening’s session will look at what goes into writing a successful project grant application from an individual or a collective and how applications are reviewed and evaluated, followed by a Q & A on applications in progress.Do you have specific questions to ask Carolyn as you prepare (or think about preparing) your grant applications? Send them our way in advance of the workshop using this form!
Kids enjoying some art programming at 20/20 Gallery, late 1960s. From the Don Vincent Archive, McIntosh Gallery, Western University. Courtesy of Esther Vincent and McIntosh Gallery.

50th Anniversary Party Early Bird Tickets!
October 14th: 3-7PM Daytime events; 7-11PM Evening events

We are just TWO DAYS AWAY form our 50th Anniversary Celebrations! Purchase your tickets for the evening in advance, as space is limited. Thank you to all who have supported us with your ticket purchases already.

Family-friendly activities will be on offer throughout the day, rain or shine (3-7 PM): tie dye, face painting, slime making, canvas painting, and music! 🎶 FCG’s 50th Party includes performances by Nihilist Spasm Band, Jelli, Amanda Movio, DJ Jedi Jay and more!

Email if you're unsure of your Membership status or have any questions.

🪩 Each adult entry ticket will include a chance to win door prizes from our fantastic community donors, and 3 activity tickets to spend on family friendly programs or food and beverages! 🎟️

 Huge thank you to  🍩 Dough EV for bringing coffee and donuts to our picnic menu, 🌳International Liquidations for loaning their outdoor space, 🍻 London Brewing Co-Op for providing local craft beers, 🍸 Sobrii for their non-alcholic gin donation, Collective Arts for their non-alcoholic beer and Botany line beverages, and the Cambia Development Foundation for their generous support.

Thank you to our many valued community donors: Alexia Hlynialuk, Artisan Bakery, Attic Books, Blue Medium Press, Brown & Dickson Bookmobile, Clayworx Ceramic Arts Learning Centre, Downtown London, Preschool of the Arts Forest City Ltd., Forest City Stained Glass, Grow & Bloom Co., Junction Climbing Centre, Locomotive Espresso, McIntosh Gallery, Peach Apothecary, and Village Tattoo Company.
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Onion grown by Lauren Chipeur; strange loop, 2023, steel. Images courtesy of the artist.

what on Earth is holding the loop up

Lauren Chipeur

October 21 - November 25, 2023

what on Earth is holding the loop up* traces the dispersion of elemental sulphur through industrial and everyday life following one particular carrier, the onion.

*phrase from I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter.

Art Now Artist's Talk by Lauren Chipeur
Thursday, October 19 at 7PM on Western Campus 

Presented in partnership with the Department of Visual Arts, Western University

Dyeing Workshop
Saturday, October 21 at 1PM at Forest City Gallery

In conjunction with her exhibition, Lauren Chipeur will guide a workshop on natural dyeing with onion skins. Participants are asked to bring a natural fibre material (fabric, clothing, paper etc) to dip into the dye bath.

note: if you want to bring a synthetic or partially synthetic textile material I am happy to experiment but cannot guarantee it will work.

Participation is limited. Please contact to confirm your attendance.

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 21 from 3-5PM at Forest City Gallery
Congratulations to Jamelie Hassan on being a 2023 Western University Honorary Degree Recipient
Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario. Since the 1970’s, she has exhibited widely in Canada, including exhibitions at the Canadian National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and internationally. An active lecturer, writer, and mentor, Jamelie received a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in recognition of her artistic achievements. Jamelie is one of the founders of two artist-run centres in London, Ontario, the Forest City Gallery and the Embassy Cultural House.
Read more here.
SAVE THE DATE! Our 50th Anniversary Members' Show & Sale will open December 9
Artist members are invited to submit one work for exhibition at a maximum size of 36” x 24” priced between $50-$500. Artists can also submit an additional work at a maximum size of 24” x 24”, on the condition that this work's selling price is no more than $150. More info coming soon!
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