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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SDA Grants

Just a Reminder that Surface Design Association offers Small Events Grants to members for events such as:

- curated, group, and juried exhibitions of SDA members
- lectures, workshops, and meetings for SDA members
- local or regional small scale events for SDA members

The grants are available in amounts up to $500.

The next deadline to apply is coming up fast! June 1, 2010

There are also Personal Development Grants offered to members by SDA and may be used for:

- studio projects
-travel to conduct research
-work on essays and publications

Available twice a year, these grants are awarded in amounts up to $2000.

The next deadline for applying is October 1, 2010. Awards would be notified by December 1, 2010.

Go to the Grants page on the SDA website for the pdf application file.

Here's some tips from the SDA website on writing these grants:

In writing your application, be very specific and describe your project in as much detail as possible and in terms readily understood by others. Avoid jargon and flowery language. Budgets should be well-fleshed out, including adequate line items for your project so that reviewers will understand how the project is being funded. The guidelines are very specific about what needs to be included. any of these items may result in your grant being denied.

There's more tips and links to articles on that Grants page, so check it out if you've been considering a project....this might be the spark that fans the flame!

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