Without the Community Arts Grant from MRAC, Monkeybear would not have had enough money to do our New Puppetworks project, where 12 Native/POC artists got to create short puppet theater pieces, which gave them the experience needed to get other puppetry opportunities in the Twin Cities and nationally! We're hoping that sharing what we learned about writing this grant can help other Native or POC groups get this money! The workshop was held on Sept. 16th.
Everyone that came had never applied before. Grants are hard to write, and completely draining and time consuming. Was great to pass on some tips that hopefully make it less time consuming than it was for us to write one for Monkeybear. Masami from MRAC came and helped explain the different questions and chatted about other MRAC opportunities as well.