hint: do your homework.
Digital print on Kinwashi with rubber stamp
11″ x 14″
So here’s the great news… the envelope arrived on Friday, a thick one. I was hopeful.
My heart still sank to my stomach when I took it out of the box. Did I tear it open? No. Did I open it first. No. Did I have a little pep talk to myself. Yes.
The great news is that I did get the grant (yea!)… and I will tell you all more about it as it moves along.
But this I will share now. Lessons learned:
1. Start early. Leave yourself enough time to write and rewrite your proposals.
2. If they offer free workshops – MAKE SURE YOU GO TO AT LEAST ONE.
By starting early, I was able to attend 2 which was helpful since in the first workshop I learned that my idea was good but that this Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant has various specific goals and my proposal needed work aligning itself with their goals. This brings me to #3….
3. Learn as much as you can about who is funding this grant and find out what their goals and mission are.
I am excited to be supported by this awesome foundation that supports women and transgender artists in the Philadelphia area and look forward to sharing this experience on my blog.
I’d love to hear about social action projects that you have been involved with or know about.