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Re: artsednet digest: March 24, 2002

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Wayong_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 12:51:07 PST


 I mentioned before that I was looking for work in the Colorado (Front Range)
area.

However, I have found two situations: I am either way overqualified every
time I apply to a nonprofessional & paraprofessional job & end not getting
hired, or some places have actually expressed interest in me doing art
therapy or teaching art for their organisations, but don't have the money to
pay me (but if they had financial means they would). Also, my colleagues & I
are planning to start up a creative arts therapy 'open studio' for the county
& are presenting it to the potential funders, however, when it was
pre-presented to some higher ups, they said the budget was 'enormous' (even
though this would employ 7 people about 15 hrs a week, plus volunteers, plus
this would be free to the community).

My question is, how would I go about getting funding for my own endavors (be
it for therapy, teaching, my art projects, to help pay to get a doctorate in
special ed), as well as help with my colleagues' project? I have no expe
rience with grant writing, minimal experience in developing proposals to
present people, but do have experience writing & developing workshops.
My options are extremely limited in getting part or full time work here
(unless I move yet again, which I don't want to & can't for at least a year)
& it looks like my best bet is to apply for grants, scholarships &
fellowships.

I know some of you are extremely resourceful & if you know of any special
grants or artist in residencies (and hopefully I wouldn't have to move
again!) in using arts with special needs populations, please let me know.
Thanks.

Wayong

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