Friday, 12 February 2010

Art's Council Support, National Lottery Funding


Regular visitors might notice a new logo. I am so pleased - have been awarded a grant to polish the great oeuvre, and my novel in progress now has the official support of Arts Council England and funding from the National Lottery. I am hugely grateful to them, and am looking forward with not a little trepidation to the next stage in the writing process.

One of the conditions of this lovely development is that I have to let people know about this support, and the logos will now be firmly affixed to everything to do with the great oeuvre. Part of my proposal was that I would use this blog to set out the process of grant application, and talk at intervals about my own use of the grant. Seems a nice thing to do, really. After all, the crossed fingers of the National Lottery could just as well be the crossed fingers of 'Please make my work as good as it can be...'!
If you would like to find out about Grants for the Arts, or any other aspect of the work of Arts Council England, please click on the logo over there.
And if you have any questions about the rather complicated application process I've just been through - do ask. I'll do my best to answer.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations on the grant :)

SueG said...

Wow! We'll have to have a long talk about this. I'm going to have to approach them about one of my plays and never thought about asking them to support writing fiction. Well done, as always.xo

lyuba said...

Well done on obtaining the grant!
I, too, will be seeking your assistance in the near future with my own grant application, if you don't mind?

Best wishes,

E.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thanks for the lovely messages, jessica, Sue and lyuba - and Lyuba, of course I don't mind. I had plenty of help myself, and am glad to pass on what I can.

TOM J VOWLER said...

Only one question: which was harder - the first draft of the novel or the grant application form. ;)

Tania Hershman said...

Whee! Very exciting! And has given me inspiration to apply again, a bit of insight into what the ACE is interested in funding. I wish you immense benefit from this funding - and for us all to benefit from the final product!

minniebeaniste said...

Again, contratulations for this terrific accolade. Look forward to seeing the finished results. As Tania points out, these grants really do benefit all of us!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Tom - not the answer you were expecting... the novel. The application form was awful, the novel impossible...you are reading a women who has performed a miracle.

T -thank you so much me dear. I think I am incredibly lucky. And Min - you may be waiting a long time - but I do so hope this one manages to find a place on a shelf!

minniebeaniste said...

Place on whichever temp shelf available in temp abode will be there ready for its arrival. And it's sure to be worth the wait, ma belle x Min!