Since artists need to write about their work to apply for great opportunities, I am going to spend a few posts focused on the nuts and bolts of artistic proposals. What better way than to show some actual proposals!? Thankfully some artists were willing to share. Below find an actual “winning” proposal and some comments.
Prompt: Statement of Purpose for Project
I am requesting funds for the development of a photographic space in my studio devoted to documentation of my sculptures and drawings. These funds will enable me to purchase a gradated backdrop, lights including stands and umbrellas. I will be matching these funds for the purchase of a digital camera and tripod.
This space will help to lower the cost of hiring a photographer and increase my ability to create professional level images in a timely manner.
Timeline for Project: Having recently created a new body of sculptures I hope to have this project completed by the end of August, 2009 to begin taking photographs for the development of my website, several upcoming show applications/proposals and promotional materials.
If you want to learn more about artistic proposal writing, attend OVAC’s Artist Survival Kit workshops on the topic coming up September 10 & 15.