Component Evaluation: Asking for Funding
Time: 30 minutes
Mode: In class; Online
In September 2015, the Gallery Gachet Collective learned that their primary source of operational funding, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (the regional health), were cutting all financial assistance to the organization. After students have viewed the Gachet video, share news of this decision with them and ask them to prepare a compelling letter or a powerful verbal testimony to persuade the Board of Directors of Vancouver Coastal Health to reconsider their decision. Students should visit the Gallery Gachet website to prepare their submission. They may also find it useful to study Winnipeg’s dynamic and successful ArtBeat, another community-based art studio directed by service users.