call for artists: imaginative and direct small grants
July 25, 2007 § 3 Comments
In an attempt to move beyond the typical protocol of grant applications, several folks have come up with some brilliant alternatives. Instead of applying to a large corporation, non-profit or government agency, with these grants, you pretty much apply directly to one or a few people. Seeking to minimize bureaucracy and heirarchy, their application process is direct and straightforward: you tell them about your project, how much it will cost, and they quickly decide who gets the grant for that cycle. Got an idea? Submit it to these revolutionary folks . . .
Josh Greene at Service Works – he’s a waiter and artist who will grant one person a month his tips from one night of work
Carla Williams and Deirdre Visser at Cadre – they collect $10 donations from people to fund two projects a year; to apply, you have to donate $10
Damali Ayo at NOW Art Grants– funds work that engages dialogue about current social issues; includes three months mentorship by damali ayo and a second mentor who has specific experience in the project field
Have you heard about other projects like these? Tell me so I can pass on the information.