Grant Proposal

You are being asked to develop a grant that will engage an aspect of the arts and sustainability and/or environmental awareness. Imagine that the Performance Works Foundation for Writing, the Arts, and the Environment is offering grants of up to $20,000 to facilitate enhanced bioregional understanding in connection with the performing arts, media arts, visual arts, and/or literary arts.

1. Choose an idea in relation to sustainability and/or environmental awareness that you feel is important, and that you can convey to a select audience through your efforts. It will be important for you to establish need for the project, because funding sources are particular about funding necessary work.
2. Take a close look at the list of resources from the middle of this quarter (below).
3. In three full pages include the following information:
* your name
* title of the proposed project
* short description (one sentence)
* community served by the project
* need for the project (one full paragraph)
* timetable for completion of the project
* proposed budget
* previous experience in this area (make that up for the purposes of this assignment)
* project proposal, including the components of the project, how you would go about implementing it, what the desired outcomes are.
4. Turn this assignment in – typed, double-spaced, carefully proofread, and stapled – on February 19th in class.

If your faculty were doing this, Sean would take the concept of Salmon Nation and apply it to another bioregion; e.g., Prairie Grass Nation. Don might help middle school students understand the plight of the Ugandan gorilla, and create a children’s theater event to highlight the fact that we have our own species at risk, for some of the same reasons. Rob would create a dance theatre concert and interactive lecture demonstration with halfway house and at-risk youth on the theme of power-freedom-belonging-fun, to be performed and presented to prison populations in Washington State.

Here are the materials available to you from the program:
First Fish, First People
The Highest Tide
Take Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays
(note: this can help you learn to convince people of the importance of an issue)
Comparative Religious Ethics (sacred vs. holy, remember?)
Listening to Earth
Program visitors Jodi Lamask, Nalini Nadkarni, Peter Donaldson, and Jim Lynch
Lecture notes and other materials (videos, etc.) from your faculty