July 27, 2017

How does one recover from making a large-scale funding application, I find that there is little positive about that use of creative time? I think it lies with who you are; an organization, orchestra, festival, theatre, have specialists, people who are trained in the language, the mindset, they have an understanding of what lies behind a question, and most importantly of all, they are paid for doing their job. And if it it fails - an embarrassment, a blow to the self-esteem, perhaps a knowing or sympathetic glance from a colleague. But for the creator, the composer, things are quite different, they aren’t trained, they aren’t skilled, might not even be that literate, and of course, they aren’t paid. Sometimes I think one ought to be able to make a quick application for funding for making an application.

So when I look at the prospect of making one, the first thing that is looked at is how much work and how long will it take to get the rejection, and how much creative time is lost. The be...

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