How to write a grant application

  • How_to Write A Grant Application, Saturday 6 February, Whitechapel Gallery

    The Spirit of Utopia; installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, 2013. Photo Timothy Soar

Past Event

This event was on Saturday 6 February 2016

Darryl de Prez (Whitechapel Gallery) and Ushi Bagga from Paul Hamlyn Foundation lead this session, providing valuable advice on how to bring together a strong application – from both the perspective of an organisation writing it, as well as from the view of someone reviewing it. The day includes:

  • Introduction to funding organisations, trusts and foundations
  • Developing your project and the case for support
  • Writing a convincing proposal: research, content and format
  • Following up, thanking and reporting


10am – 5pm
Lunch and refreshments provided

The Art Fund supports this ‘How to: Inside the Gallery’ series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. The deadline is 18 December 2015, to apply, head to the Art Fund Website.

Darryl de Prez

Head of Development at the Whitechapel Gallery, Darryl de Prez has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising and development, having worked at a range of charities and arts organisations including the National Trust, the Serpentine Gallery and English National Opera. Darryl is Alumni Ambassador at the Courtauld Institute, advising students on careers in arts development.

Ushi Bagga

Ushi Bagga is a Senior Grants Manager at Paul Hamlyn Foundation, taking the lead on Access and Participation in the Arts work. Ushi has more than 17 years’ experience working in the art sector, including 10 years’ in the subsidised theatre sector in roles at the Traverse Theatre, National Theatre and Royal Court. Before joining the Foundation, she worked as General Manager for Paines Plough Theatre Company, supporting the development of new writing and producing work that toured the UK and internationally. Ushi has an M.A. in Philosophy from St. Andrews University.