It’s exciting to tell an artist that they have received a grant.
Especially their first one.
There is nothing like that feeling.
The Government is giving you money to record your music! The way YOU want to do it.
However, one thing I’ve seen many artists fail to realize is that getting the grant is only the first step.
The music? That’s the easy part. At least it should be because that’s the fun part.
The challenge often comes with completing the grant.
I’ve seen artists struggle with this step time and time again.
I’ve even seen artists have to send a cheque back to the grant organization because they failed to complete the grant properly.
Oftentimes this will be an artist that has just received one of their first grants.
Its usually not a big grant – not the 10,000 album grant or the 15,000 marketing grant.
It’s often a demo or showcasing grant – roughly 1500.
These artists want to move on to the bigger grants.
But one thing that I think is – How do you think you can handle 15,000 when you can’t handle 1500?
The cold reality is – they can’t. At least not yet. They aren’t ready.
I’ve received over 200 grants and one of the key reasons is my track record.
How do you get more grants?
Take it step by step. Complete it on time or ask for an extension – and then complete it.
Become a success story by maximizing your grant.
Then you’ll be on your way to receiving more..