I just completed the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities “Young Artists” Grant! I am going to submit it later today in person at the DCCAH office. I can’t wait to get rid of it! I’ve been diligently working on it for the last two weeks and I’m ready to be on my way.
Basically, its a proposal to spend $2407.08 on 34 maps and 34 frames, a website with more server space for GeospatialArt.com, and 2500 4X6 flyers for promotion. The hook is that there will be one map created for each Ward in DC and it will be printed 3 times (24 maps total). One map will be sold or donated to a party in each respective Ward. One map will be donated to the Library of Congress‘s Geography & Mapping Division. And the last map I am keeping to use for gallery exhibits. The remaining 10 maps will be from maps I’ve already created or new maps that do not use imagery of Washington, DC.
I’d like to think I have a pretty good chance of getting the funding, but for some reason I have this fear in the back of my head I am screwing something up or leaving something out. Oddly, back in April I submitted a roughly 3 million dollar National Science Foundation proposal for work, and I didn’t get as nervous as I am now. Weird. I guess its because I’ve spent so much time working on this proposal, or maybe its because I know how much $2400 would help out my professional development. Regardless, my fingers & toes are crossed, and if you are reading this, cross yours as well ;-)