Grant Writer - Short Term Contract

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2020
Start Date: Sep 30, 2020

Hourly From: $20/hr To $50/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Northwestern Ontario
City: North Bay
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Art Fix is a collective of artists with mental health or substance use lived experience.  We are making social change through art, by supporting and celebrating the brilliance of artists with extraordinary minds!

Job Description

Art Fix is an arts collective run by and for artists with lived experience of mental health or
substance use. We’ve got lots of big ideas, and are seeking a professional grant writer to
support us in expanding and evolving our Art Training program.
With this project, the Grant Writer’s primary responsibility under the contract involves providing
support in the development of writing multiple grant submissions for the duration of this contract.
This position works closely with the Art Fix Training Program Coordinator and Art Fix team to
ensure Art Fix’s Art Training grant applications reflect operational and member expectations.
The Grant Writer is responsible for the management of assignments, including achieving
deadlines that result in an appropriate opportunity for review, revision, assembly and delivery,
as applicable.
1) Prepare, review with the Art Fix core team, and submit grant applications in a timely and
effective manner. We are currently looking to expand and evolve our Art Training
program specifically.
2) Attend weekly Art Fix meetings (usually every Thursday at 1:00PM) as required, to
review submissions with Art Fix core team.
3) Analyze/interpret grant requirements, develop and write clear and concise proposals,
letters and other documents in support of the application process
4) Successfully understand and communicate the mission and vision of the organization
5) Communicate with funder, as needed to get clarifications and identify all requirements of
grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time
6) Work closely with the Art Fix team and other internal resources throughout the process
to clarify issues, identify gaps, develop content, and obtain feedback on local and unique
community information and make required modifications.
7) Incorporate evidence-based examples and data analyses into submissions


University degree in a relevant field or relevant experience (as described below)
- Appreciation for different ways of understanding what tends to be diagnosed as“mental
illness” - especially Indigenous ways of embracing diverse gifts,” mad arts'' approaches,
humanistic approaches, neurodiversity, and approaches that see capitalist society itself
as “ill”.
- Demonstrated capacity to collaborate and communicate meaningfully with people from
diverse backgrounds, and with a wide range of experiences, strengths, values, and
- Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants from nonprofits, charities, and other
philanthropic organizations.
- Strong writing, editing and communication skills (in English). Successful proposal/
grant/technical document writing experience is a requirement.
- Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage
multiple projects and tasks.
- Strategic thinking and writing, crafting compelling applications under tight time
- Ability to assimilate large volumes of information.
- The ability to communicate effectively on unfamiliar topics with experts.
- A demonstrated ability to quickly learn and organize complex information.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Comfortable working remotely and independently
- Has knowledge and understanding of issues related to Mental Health and Addictions,
Community Arts, grassroots organizations and Northern communities
- Understanding of the various barriers and assets to working in and sourcing funding for
small, grassroots community projects
- Understands the eligibility criteria, structure of philanthropic foundations and government

Additional Info:

● North Bay Ontario, on Nipissing territory
● Based on $35-$50 per hour not to exceed the amount of $2,500 (including taxes)
Start Date:
● As soon as possible
End date:
● December 16th, 2020

How to Apply:

Your application should include the followin g:
● Cover letter (max 1 page)
● Short CV (max 2 pages)
● Contact information for 2 professional references
Application process
● Email one PDF file to
● Subject line: Art Fix Training: Grant Writer Application
● Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 by midnight (if posting still up, you can still apply)
People with lived experience of resiliency, based on membership in a community (targeted as
disabled, Indigenous, racialized, sexualized, and so on), are encouraged to apply.

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