The Queens Council on the Arts Grant Writing Panel is taking place December 12th, the second part of the Grant Writing+ workshop helping to secure grants for the arts. One of many events in Queens hosted by the QCA, twelve attendees who have submitted their grant proposals will have them reviewed by a mock panel of grant writing experts, offering valuable insight into how the grant review process works.
If you’re thinking about writing a grant yourself, remember to include these elements in your porposal, and be sure to attend the panel as well:
- Cover Letter
Addressed to a specific person, the cover letter is the introduction to you and your proposal. This is the place to summarize the your program and make a good first impression.
A brief explanation of what the artist is seeking, the summary needs to be specific and complete, but short enough to not repeat points made later.
- Need Statement
The main argument for supporting you or your cause. This is where you convince the grantor that your work is important enough to fund and why that work will be beneficial.
- Goals and Objectives
These are the specific goals you hope to meet, and the results your work will give.
- Methods and Strategies
This is how you specifically plan to meet those goals and objectives outlined above.
- Evaluation and Overview
The assessment of your proposal and the work you hope to create if your grant is accepted.
These tips can help you get started, but don’t forget to attend QCA’s Build Your Own Business Workshops for more in-depth grant writing help.