Guide to Getting Arts Grants
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• More than 66,000 foundations give grants—this book helps artists get them • Unique exercises from an insider, plus upbeat, positive approach • Focuses on personal preparation for applying for and getting a grant
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research, and the state, county, or city arts council is a great place to start increasing your network of contacts and knowledge. I have listed the United Way agency, since most communities have these and you can start with them in finding out where arts services and resources exist. * Second Tier: Now, let’s list ten artists that you know in the community. Start with your own discipline and venture out from there. If your community is large enough and you can identify ten artists of your
to prepare a letter of inquiry. I am going to present three samples of these, demonstrating the most popular approaches. I have my own personal favorite, of course, which I will share as we go along. Letter One: The Formal and Longer Version This letter is an abbreviated proposal really, with particularities that get coached in any basic grantwriting class. It is usually coached that you write an introductory paragraph that relates to some recent contact you have made with the funder. This is a
one, a more elaborate timeline and action plan are helpful. Action plans are sometimes called methods, program strategies, or solutions. Label them in the narrative with the name that is listed in the guidelines for proposals from the funder. If there isn’t a particular name, action plan will suffice. After you’ve planned and written, double-check to see that your methods will actually have a chance of bringing about the proposed results. I know of an organization that wanted to increase
altercation, delinquency, or youth crisis during the project period. These outcomes relate to the larger community and address some of the problems and needs related to youth at risk. Outcomes that focus on a societal problem blended with those that focus on the musical aspects of the youths’ learning would be more holistic. So the outcomes would look something like this: All participants will report that the program has been fun, and the introduction to musical play has benefited their lives.
agreement processed. If board signatures, copies of your tax letters, or whatever are needed, follow through and send these items out with the original and as many copies as are requested. Send a Formal Thank-You Sending a signed grant agreement is not the same as a thank-you. So don’t be shy on this one; send a formal thank-you to the funder or program staff member who worked with you. In a similar fashion, a quick phone call thanking them directly is a nice gesture. Even if the staff person