Sonntag, 22. Februar 2015

basic funding advice

Funding, some basic ideas (if you are rather new to it):

Go and apply to your country's arts council. Try to show your face there. Make the project description the way you actually want to do it. Writing a concept just to please the funding jury usually doesn't work.

Once you have this concept, it's going to get 'easier', you can send it all around, but try not to spam!
Contact (phone) your embassies in the countries you will be travelling to, ask if they do support 'their' artists.

Check the Roberto Cimetta Fund and the S.T.E.P. beyond fund. You might not travel to and from the eligible areas though.

Equipment: Cash-less funding might be the most feasible; if you have a nice concept you are ready to ask for a camera, a projector & co... Contact the resp. companies.

In general, don't expect too much, lower your expectations. If you manage to find 3000 EUR, congrats! Usually your first effort will rather result in 0 (sorry to be realistic). I always make sure to have a plan B that allows me to do the project even if I don't get funded.

our atelier tent 2013 in France