... execute an art project
You walk around with ideas for a project in your head. You want to carry it out, know who else is involved, but you don’t have the money for it. Find out where you can go to get subsidy, how the application works and when to submit a request. See if you can get a sponsor for your project too. Maybe you van find an organization like a festival, galery or art initiative, that can support you or your project in other ways.
What do you want to do?
First write down what your project involves; who you want to include in it, and when it should take place. Develop a presentation and a schedule for the project.
Make a budget of what the project will cost. Don’t forget to add an item for unforeseen expenses. Do you have money, or can you borrow it? Maybe there is a sponsor who is willing to join up with you. A subsidy request stands a better chance if you are also ready to invest something yourself. Make a financing scheme to see how much you will need.
Which funds or organization could support your project? Have a good look at the objectives and conditions before you apply. Do they use application forms? What is the time frame involved in handling a request? They may want to help you with your application. Begin the application procedure well in advance, because funds will never consider a project which has already started.
An application always consists of a description of the project and a financial plan with covering. But it is also important to include a presentation of your project, your CV and documentational information about your work. This shows what you are capable of and what you have done before.
Execution of the project
For the execution you have to make sure that all the permits are fixed up, image rights are arranged and that you’ve made agreements about follow-up. Keep everyone involved in the project informed about the progress of it. After completion of the project your financial backers will expect a final account from you.
- art world: about various organizations in the visual art world
- doing business: about presenting, project management and money
- funding: about funds and sponsors