Ready to take the next step with arts and history? We’re building a library of useful How-To Guides to help demystify key processes and practices that when done well, can lead to personal and professional growth and benefit the community for years to come.
GUIDE TO PUBLIC ART This easy-to-follow guide includes step-by-step instructions on applying and competing for Public Art projects. In the Guide to Public Art you’ll learn how to: Find calls-to-artists, Create a winning proposal, Adapt fine art for a public context, Build your portfolio for public projects, Inventory skills and Develop a support network.
If you are an artist and would like to see your work in a public context but are not sure how to compete, this guide is for you. Step-by-step instructions on applying for public art projects are included.
YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:
Create a proposal
Adapt fine art for a public context
Build your portfolio for public projects
Inventory skills and find others to help
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GUIDE TO CULTURAL GRANTS This guide offers tips and wisdom for crafting and submitting a stronger grant application, along with best practices upon notification. The Guide To Cultural Grants you through the due diligence phase and spells out what it means to be proactive, be realistic, and commit sufficient time to your application.
General Tips for Submitting a Successful Grant Application
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HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY With this guide, you can implement a simple and effective system for organizing family history research, leaving a legacy that future generations can easily follow and carry on. In the Organize Your Family History Guide you’ll learn to: Start with a research goal, Create files (one file = one family), Set up and maintain a file system, and Keep a research log to cite sources, show research strategies, and record your exciting genealogy finds all in one place.
Learn how to establish an organization system for your family history, including the all-important research log.
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