I would like to offer a big Thank You to Best of Missouri Hands for awarding me the 2018 Professional Development Grant. It has allowed me to study millinery in an online course. I had thought about taking the course for a long time and the grant provided the perfect opportunity. My goal was to fine tune my craft and expand my ideas and techniques. I feel I have learned so much and can draw on this vast storehouse whenever I need to.
If other members are considering applying for this year's grant, do yourself a favor, and send in your application.
Thank you for this huge honor.
Juried Best of Missouri Hands artist Rose Monzyk
2019 BOMH Professional Development Grant Applications Now Available
ANNOUNCEMENT: BOMH 2019 Professional Development Grant
APPLICATIONS ALWAYS ACCEPTED.
Next Application due date: February 15, 2019
The Best of Missouri Hands offers a $500 Annual Professional Development Grant. The grant is awarded to one person each year and is available to both General and Juried Members. The purpose of the grant is to promote continuing education by providing additional resources to advance the study of a member’s chosen artistic medium(s).
The grant will be awarded at the Annual Membership Meeting in the spring of each year.
If you interested in applying for the grant, you should be thinking about what you would like to do with it. Is there a workshop you want to take in your medium? Do you want to travel abroad to learn about a technique native to that country? Do you need to purchase a new piece of equipment that will help you advance your skills and opportunities? How about taking classes in marketing and branding your art?
There are many options open to you. What have you wanted to do with your art that has been out of your reach - something that will open doors for you or allow you to become more marketable?
The application will ask you to explain in detail what the grant would pay for, how your art would be advanced through the use of the grant, what BOMH activities you have participated in, and how you plan to give back to BOMH after if you are successful in your application. Applications will then be reviewed by the Professional Development Grant committee.
The grant funds will be paid to the winner after completion of the activities for which the grant was awarded, and after the winner has reported back to the BOMH membership via an article written for the BOMH newsletter.
Download the policy and application here: 2019 Prof Develop Grant Policy & Application