In January 2021, Rosalind Grush joined us for a chat about the reality of grants panels, both from the perspective of someone who has sat on plenty of them, and as someone who has written many grants judged by panels. This month’s blog post is be dedicated to giving you a “bite-sized” taste of that BA Conversation!

To learn more or sign up for future BA Conversations visit: http://benvenutiarts.com/ba-conversations/

Differences Among Grants Panels

“I do think there’s a pretty big difference between a panel of artist and a panel of administrators.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah, discuss the perspectives different grants panels can have depending on their mission.

Importance of Answering All the Grant Questions

“One of the things to keep in mind is that… they don’t know you.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah discuss the importance of answering all of the questions and explain how not doing so can can hurt your application.

Writing to Grants Panels

“There’s pretty much no two applications that will be exactly identical.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah discuss their varied experiences in writing to grants panels and what they’ve seen sitting on grants panels, what to include, and what to avoid.

Why You Need to Quantify Your Programming

“Make sure you’re using numbers more than adjectives.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah discuss the importance of including numbers in your application and which parts of your programming are good to quantify.

Grants Panels and Budgets

“You need to go through your budget and make sure that every place where there’s a really big change from one year to another is explained – whether it’s up or down.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah discuss what grants panels are looking for in relation to your budgets – and why all of your numbers should not be perfectly rounded!

How Much to Ask for in a Grant Application

“Most grantors want to know that they’re not the only person funding you.” – Rosalind Grush

In this short clip, Rosalind & Sarah discuss how to determine how much funding to ask for in any type of grant application.

To learn more or sign up for future BA Conversations, please visit: http://benvenutiarts.com/ba-conversations/!

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