Originally published in Earshot Jazz January 2013
Happy New Year
jazz artists! What will you create in 2013? How will you build on your
passions, experiments, and expressions? Where will the money come from to fund
your projects and pay your collaborators? Seeking grants is itself an art.
improve my success finding grants, I researched books and websites, cobbled
together an approach to work for individual jazz artists, used it to apply for
a 4Culture Heritage Site Specific grant and was awarded $15,000 to develop a
performance piece inspired by Jamie Ford’s novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
shares my process then suggests tips for successful grant seeking from Miguel
Guillen, Program Manager at Artist Trust.