I love writing grants! It’s so much more fun and easy than playing music ... said no musician, ever.

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.