The American Recorder Society has established a fund for the professional development of recorder players who meet the criteria below, up to $500 per recipient. Any recorder professional may apply for a grant from the ARS Professional Development Fund.
One use of the fund, in partnership with the Oregon Coast Recorder Society, is to provide support for a four to six-week recorder residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Ore. The Sitka Residency Award is applied for directly through the Sitka Center. Once approved for the Sitka Residency, which supplies lodging only, recorder professionals may apply to the ARS Professional Development Fund for up to $500 to supplement daily living expenses--e.g., the purchase of food--during the Sitka residency.
Other professional grant applications, not related to the Sitka Residency, will also be considered by the ARS.
Your application will be reviewed by the Special Events/Professional Outreach Committee of the ARS, which will make a recommendation to the ARS Board. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. One proposal per calendar year will be awarded.
To apply for an ARS Professional Development Grant:
+ You must be a current member of the ARS (membership dues may be submitted with grant application).
+Your financial request cannot exceed $500.
+Apply by Sept. 15 of the year preceding your proposed residency or project.
Required Supporting Materials
Submit the following required documentation and supporting materials:
1. A current resume with references.
2. A completed application form (see link below).
3. A narrative (not to exceed three pages) containing your project proposal description; financial reasons for your application; its benefits to the recorder community; the geographic area in which it will take place; your biography (limited to 250 words).
4. An itemized budget.
5. Supporting materials/examples of your work relevant to your application, e.g., articles or other publications, CD, video, or tapes of performances, etc.
ARS Professional Development Grant application (PDF)
ARS Professional Development Grant application (Word)