We’re following up with art class teacher Holly Bess Kincaid from Episode 5. Holly Bess is changing the world within the walls of her classroom. Her students make up a strongly diverse community of learners, so different languages, cultures, and life experiences are something she not only plans for but leverages to create powerful learning moments, using art as the conduit.
In this episode, Holly Bess shares her experiences and practical tips on how she has found success in getting grant funding for projects and resources that enrich her students’ learning.
- Why an art teacher might need a grant
- Holly Bess’s shares her favorite grant she’s ever received
- How Holly Bess has used grant money she earned
- Tips from Holly Bess on how to find and apply for grants
- Places within your community you can seek grant funding for projects
- How to tailor your grant to potential grant funders
- What is your goal?
- What are you going to do with your funding?
- What’s the impact of completing your project or using your resources?
- How will you share updates of what you do with the product or finish the project?
- How will you give recognition to your donor(s)?
- Tell a good story and include a budget
- Effective tips for thanking donors
- Whether or not you should re-apply for grants you’ve already received
- Why Holly Bess uses her voice recording feature on her phone often
Links Mentioned in the Show:
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- Donors Choose
- Holly Bess on Instagram – @artladyhbk
- Holly Bess on Twitter – @artladyhbk
- Capitol of Creativity
- National Art Education Association (NAEA)
- Art Class Curator: Year of Art
- Fund for Teachers
- Digital Wish
- Farmers’ Insurance
- Pledge Cents
- Character Counts
- Lowe’s Toolbox
- Target for Field Trips
- Moss Foundation
- McCarthey Dressman
- NEA Grants
- Kelly Cares Foundation
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