Talking about grantwriting is like talking about writing about art. That seems like a real bummer of a situation to be in yet many artists are eager to understand how to turn their passion into prose in a way that speaks to funders while not betraying their vision. I am called on to speak on this topics across many disciplines every year but in 2013 MacPhaill Center for Music asked me to describe an approach to grantwriting through the lens of music. So I took a crack at marrying form to funding and this is what I got.
Ryoji Ikeda doesn’t require you to care about quantum physics anymore than quantum physics require you to care about art. Which is to say that Ikeda’s Superposition is not about the math as much as it is of the math and in Ikeda’s world to be of math is to have inherent elegance.
Give me some crickets and Justin Timberlake's "Summer Love" blasting out of a party at 2am on a hot summer night in 2007 and I'll tell you how hot it got. True story. Plus science!
Batten down the hatches and tell your restauranteur friends to hit the shipyard because I've got 36 sea worthy ideas for food boats on the rivers of the Twin Cities.
How a stretch of Iowa highway gave me the time to ponder the nature of boredom and virtually push my 2004 Volkswagen Passat to Mach 3.
An ode to a tortoise named Milton and the composer that loves him.
I once went to this craft party with a librarian at a science museum. It was pretty awesome.