Monday, 29 October 2012

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation - Mantra for the Month!

Spent the weekend writing the second draft of my Grants for the Arts application.  I am still sitting amongst dusty chaos at home, which didn't help and I got rather overwrought during the process on Saturday.  However, I turned a bit of a corner towards the end and it went better on Sunday and I hope that this draft covers all the necessary elements. 

The form itself is very well designed, with the tick list on the right showing what has been completed, half completed and what is still to do.  The help boxes for each section are also very useful.  What is not so helpful is the Arts Council web site itself; the search facility was not working and it took me ages to find anything relating to public engagement with the arts, some of the documents in their lists were not available either.  Not particularly helpful, but I have done my best.  To be honest, I am so fed up with it at the moment, I am not willing to make any more adjustments to the draft, but I am sure in a couple of days I'll be feeling more positive about it again and less exhausted!

I have next year's work planned out!  The first half of the year is going to be very hectic, with preparation for the solo show in April, the accompanying publication and new contacts to be made.  I am really looking forward to the challenges and to exhibiting work in new venues.  Most of all, I am looking forward to getting back in the studio and making work. 

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