There has never been a better time for seeking grant support for artistic activities. The importance of theater, dance, literature, music, film, the visual arts, and many other art forms is being increasingly appreciated by those individuals and organizations that can best lend financial support to creative endeavors. But just how can these funds be obtained?Grants for the Artsgives the specifics of obtaining support for artistic activities from both the public and private sectors. Written by a well known and widely experienced expert in the field of grants administration, this book describes in a clear and easy to follow fashion the best methods for finding out about grants that are available. Library materials, professional associations, workshops, and the news media are just a few of the information sources whose use is detailed.Government support of the arts is covered, with a breakdown by agency of the various federal;, state, and local programs offering aid to the arts. Programs sponsored by foundations and corporations are also included, with specific information about each sector. Writing the proposalthat crucial step in obtaining a grantis given in-depth, step-by-step consideration. The covering letter, abstract, and project description are all detailed. Budget preparation is given special attention, including the figuring of direct and indirect costs, cost sharing, matching funds, and budget justification.Grants for the Artswill be an invaluable guide for individual artists in all fields seeking grants, as well as for nonprofit and professional arts organizations.White, V. P. is the author of 'Grants for the Arts - Virginia P. White - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780306402708 and ISBN 030640270X.