Sprecher Receives Grant from Tennessee Arts Commission

Sprecher Receives Grant from Tennessee Arts Commission


I received news that I had been selected
for the Tennessee Arts Commission individual artist grant the total award
is a $5,000 award and for me that’s really helpful just in terms of supplies
because the the size of the project is so big it can go through supplies really
quickly and the cost add up there and so just really getting that project rolling
is incredibly helpful I had worked with Hannah Schmidt in the Office of Research and
we had actually worked on another grant proposal. We had approached the
foundation about some support for a project that I’m working on called the
garden. We worked on that, I would write stuff, Hanna would edit it, give me
feedback and submitted that to that organization. It turned out I didn’t get
that grant, but with the work that we had put into it I talked to Hannah about
submitting a Tennessee Arts Commission individual artist fellowship. We were
able to reroute that and submit that application.
She’s been really helpful just in terms of helping me identify grants and
awards and resources that I didn’t even know were out there, and is also
amazingly willing to listen to sort of, my dreams and goals, and I can tell her
about the projects. where I am, you know like what am I working on that’s one
year out or two years out or three years out, or even further, and she’s you know
been keeping an eye out for things, but is also willing to you know help me with
the nuts and bolts of putting together a good written proposal to go along with
my other materials. I’m really appreciative of the Office of Research
and all that they do

Dereck Turner

1 thought on “Sprecher Receives Grant from Tennessee Arts Commission

  1. Trap Music says:

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