FREE SAGA GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
Please join us Saturday, March 2nd from 1:30 - 2:30 at the Downtown Public Library for a one-hour seminar to learn about best practices and common grant writing mistakes, with detailed attention to the Spokane Arts Grant Awards application and online process! Learn about local resources and support, with a question and answer session to follow the presentation.
FREE GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
Downtown Public Library
906 W. Main Avenue
3rd Floor "Level Up" Classroom
Saturday March 2nd from 1:30pm- 2:30pm
If you are interested and want to get on the list for this seminar, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGA APPLICATION COMPOSITION TEMPLATES
To encourage best practices in preparing your applications for SAGA, this year we are providing templates for each of our applications. You CANNOT apply to SAGA by submitting these documents, they are only to allow you to review the complete application offline, compose your answers using the support of proper writing software (spelling, grammar, etc.), and more easily share your writing with others in your project and/or those willing to read and help you perfect your proposal.
You cannot upload the required samples with these forms, or provide answers to short response or checkbox questions with these documents.
Once you have used your template to compose your answers to the essay portions of the application, you can copy your responses from the template into the online form for submission to SAGA. It is in the actual online application where you will be able to upload your samples and complete the shorter questions in the application before submission.
The designer of SAGA, Grants Administrator Jennifer Knickerbocker, has identified three characteristics that help make a successful grant writer! Read the article below.
The grants community is diverse, and so is the terminology we use to talk about roles and aspects of the grants lifecycle. SAGA aims to be low-barrier, user-friendly and community driven. Here is a glossary of grant terminology based on the SAGA functionality.
Are you planning on applying for Operating Support Only from SAGA? If so, you will need a strategic plan. Here is a sample strategic plan. Please note: Not all of the plan's sections will apply to you or your needs.
If you are looking for an example budget for either a project or operational support, look no further. All budgets are comprised of two basic lists: expenses (the money you want to spend) and income (the money you'll earn) for your proposal. Together, these two lists tell the story of your work with numbers, and should match your narrative.
Do you need some general advice about the business side of being an artists? We have compiled a list of business license resources for your use.
Resources for SAGA Grantees
How do you announce your SAGA? When you received your award, you agreed to give appropriate mention of your funding. Spokane Arts wants to help support and amplify the work you are doing in our city and region, and have provided resources for you to get the word out.
Need our logo?When you won a SAGA, you agreed to display our logo. Public events and /or materials are expected to have an official Spokane Arts logo clearly visible. This includes printed materials as well as your website, as needed.
All grant funds should be managed prudently and should be used for the purposes set forth in the award letter and approved proposal, defined as the scope. SAGA requires that you provide Spokane Arts with a list of verifiable expenses. Use this Excel file to track your expenses related to your grant award.
SAGA allows a grant period of up to one year from the Award Date. The one-year period is intended to allow a grantee adequate time to plan, execute, and report out. The following attachment is a list of questions on the 2017 Final Report. Please note: All final reports are processed through our online software. This document is for informational purposes only.
If you are a SAGA Grantee, and you are ready to submit your final report, click on the button below. Final Reports are due within one year of your grant award, but may be submitted as early as you wish.
SAGA funds, like most grants, are reported as income. Spokane Arts requires that all grant recipients fill out tax reporting information.
Looking for more resources? Want to apply for more grants, residencies, and need some ideas? Our Grants Administrator has compiled a small list for you.