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 About Little Dog: 

Mary Ann S. Anderson is a Vancouver-based arts administrator, who has worked in the local cultural community since 1989. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Arts Administration Program, Mary Ann has been the Executive Director of a number of organizations, including arts service groups, galleries, artist cooperatives and municipal government agencies. Mary Ann has considerable experience in public fundraising, and in the development of fundraising plans; in addition, she was responsible for the delivery of the North Vancouver municipal granting program working with 50+ arts organizations over the course of 12 years. She has forged successful relationships with funding agencies across the country in the course of her career. Mary Ann is the founder of Little Dog Creative Consulting (2005), which provides consulting services for a variety of clients in the areas of arts management, organizational planning, capacity building and public fundraising.​

“Resourceful solutions for artists and non-profit organizations.”

Little Dog Creative Consulting provides consulting services for a variety of clients in the areas of grant writing, research & planning, arts management, capacity building and public fundraising.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, we provide services to artists and arts organizations across Canada. 

Grant Writing &  Research 

  • Targeted grant writing services for clients across a variety of disciplines, with a 95% success rate.

  • A detailed and extensive database of funding resources, that can be tailored to the unique activities of your organization.

What sets us apart:

  • An ability to understand the core of your vision, and translate it into a strong and articulate narrative.

  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with writing for over 100 funding programs – federal, provincial, municipal, foundations and private.

Organization & Systems:

  • Assessing your group’s administrative systems, strengths and weaknesses and helping you to develop new models to increase efficiency and maximize resources.

  • Providing useful tools to plan and effectively manage multiple programs and projects.

What sets us apart:

  • A broad cross section of administration skills and experience, gained from over 25 years of working with arts organizations and governments.

  • An ability to apply past experience & acquired knowledge for the benefit of each successive client.

Public Funding Strategic Visioning:

  • Helping you articulate your vision, and construct strategies to grow your organization.

  • Providing a roadmap to build your group’s capacity, ensuring future success.

What sets us apart:

  • An ability to quickly “size-up” a situation or organization, define the gaps and recommend remedies.

  • Extensive experience with capacity building – both in a knowledge of available funding programs, as well as the management of projects.

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