Technical Assistance Video Transcript | Individual Artist Application
Kandi Workman | July 29, 2022
This is the application for individual artists.
First, you will fill in basic information about yourself and your contact information.
Just to note: If you come to a question and you don’t have the info to respond at that time, use a placeholder–a word, letter, or number–so that the system will let you advance; you can return to the question later to complete it when you are ready.
Once you get through your personal information, you will be asked about your project’s service area. Here, check the county or counties that will receive the bulk of the impact from your project.
You will be prompted to include an artist bio and statement. If you need assistance with with section, please contact Angelica Gilleran, the Creative Network Liaison, and she will provide support. Her email is listed.
If you have any accessibility concerns with completing this application, please contact Domenica Queen, and she will support you. Her email is listed.
As an applicant you are required to read the Pandemic Relief Mini-grant Guidelines and to review Technical Assistance, such as this video or the transcript from this video. When you have completed these tasks, answer “yes.”
You will be asked again about where you live or the service area for your project. This is just a quick way for us to get a quick “yes” or “no” verification from you about your location.
The final question on this page concerns federal funding. This mini-grant project is made possible by federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. TFA has to follow NEA rules and regulations. Here, you are self-certifying that you are not disbarred, suspended, or have any other exclusions or disqualifications from receiving federal funding.
At the top of page 3, you will provide the title for your project and state the amount you are applying for. The amount of the mini-grant is $7500, with no partial grants awarded. Enter $7500.
You can download the budget template here and you will upload your completed grant budget project form in the attachments section at the end of the application.
Choose the artist discipline or disciplines that you practice within.
You will be asked to provide your estimated loss of income since the pandemic began in March 2020, and then you will tell us your story of artistic and financial challenges related to the pandemic.
After that, you will provide a one sentence summary of your project.
The next field is where the bulk of critical information about your project will be entered. Guiding questions are provided to help you consider different aspects of the work. Try to respond to each of those questions, and include additional information as you see necessary.
Next, you are asked to provide a timeline. This does not have to include every minute task that you will need to make from start to finish; but it should include plenty of milestones that mark progression of your work towards your end goals.
Anticipated outcomes can be tricky. An example is provided here, but if you need assistance, contact Kandi Workman. Her email is provided.
Complete the remainder of the fields on this page to the best of your ability.
Artistic Excellence: Here you will need to provide background information about yourself and/or any artists or consultants you will be working with to complete this project. You will have the opportunity to upload CVs and letters of support in the attachments section of this application.
Artistic Merit: On this page you will be asked to describe how your project will benefit others and how community members are included within your project.
On page 6, please provide details about how you hope to sustain your work in the future.
Also, if your project includes creating any works of art in public spaces in FY 2023, you will need to complete a National Historic Preservation questionnaire. You can download the form here and upload it in the “Attachments” section at the end of the application.
This is where you can submit all your attachments: Support materials (up to 5 items); work samples (up to 5 items); project budget; public art questionnaire, if needed; and a certification form.
Once you have all of your responses complete and all of your items uploaded, click Submit.
Once you hit Submit, you will receive an email notification about your submission. If you need to edit something within your application, you will have the option to do so from that email.
If you have any general questions or concerns, please contact Kandi Workman at [email protected] or call 304-915-6276.