As we begin this path of trying to build more monetary equity in hopes to provide more paid opportunities for our featured artists, alumnae and production team, this small word GRANT, brings on LARGE ANXIETY!
Although the anxiety can be scary, it is by no means scaring us off away from our goal or path. We began our search for guidance and came across these helpful articles and links.
Hallmarks Part 1: Tailoring the Proposal
There’s a saying in the world of grant seeking: “If you’ve met one funder, you’ve met one funder.”Part of what makes grant seeking challenging is that every funder wants something different. The essence of what they want is the same—what do you propose to do, what difference will it make, and where do we, the funder, fit in?—but the narrative configurations, space limits, and formats in which they want this information varies greatly. This means there is no one-size-fits-all approach to requesting grant dollars. To stand a chance of cutting through the competition and getting a grant, it is necessary to tailor a proposal to each funder. There are two levels of tailoring a grant application: first, tailoring the format to meet every specification of the application guidelines and process. And secondly, tailoring the message to the unique interests and priorities of the funder.
THEIR MISSION – UPLIFT. AMPLIFY. ADVANCE.
Statera takes positive action to bring women* into full and equal participation in the arts.
Statera, deriving its name from the Latin word for balance, normalizes a humane and holistic creative environment that nourishes innovation.
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