Friday, June 22, 2007

I will not take these things for granted

Today I received the happy confirmation that, out of a record pool of 226 applicants, the Indiana Arts Commission has selected me as one of the 2007-2008 recipients of a $2000 Individual Artist Grant.

I think they were going to be awarding about 40 grants -- I haven't yet seen the list of recipients. I'm dying to find out which of the other literature proposals got funded!

There will be more details about my project to follow, because -- dig this -- blogging about the whole process was a part of my proposal. Hee! I will tag grant-related posts with the tag "2008_IAP_Grant" so they can be followed here. For now, suffice it to say that I am going to be one busy poet for the next twelve months or so -- and of course there is plenty of paperwork.

I also need to insert a small caveat -- in the "everyone should have such problems!" department, I am going to have to revise my proposal because of getting the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from FAWC -- since the workshop is part of the project being funded. Yikes! I did NOT expect to get both the scholarship and the grant -- but I am NOT complaining!! --The revision, as I understand it, means that the IAC has the opportunity to re-evaluate my proposal. But I have already figured out how to handle this, I think, and hopefully it won't be a problem.

Yeah yeah, everyone should have such problems. *grin*

So, more later on the details of the project. For now, if you'll excuse me, I have a major BUTT-WAGGLING HAPPY DANCE ALL AROUND MY LIVING ROOM that needs to be performed....

26 comments:

Collin said...

Congrats!!!

Laine said...

YAY!!!!!
Congratulations!

Laine said...

Of course now I have that song stuck in my head, but still, CONGRATS!

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

Anne--

Great news! I think individual grants are just so wonderful because they really make a writer feel supported.

I'm very happy for you! CONGRATS!

best,
Kelli

Jilly said...

whoo whoo whoo!

Peter said...

You deserve it! Enjoy.
xop

Montgomery Maxton said...

good job sweetie pie

Ginger Heatter said...

Nice work! Congratulations!

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Anne! Top stuff! :-)

Pamela said...

Congratulations--well deserved!

Anne said...

Thanks so much, you guys! I'm very pleased.

(Laine: I've had that song stuck in my had for like three days now. No sympathy! *grin*)

Lyle Daggett said...

Congratulations, Anne.

Supervillainess said...

Hey Congrats Anne! That's terrific!

william said...

When it rains, it POURS!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that both honorariums will be compatible!

Congratulations! I must say I'm not surprised by your getting all these accolades because no one is as talented and more deserving than you!

Garbo said...

Good for you, Anne! I think this poetry thing is working out for you pretty well. . .

bill said...

Congrats! That's awesome.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations!!!!

poet with a day job said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

and on another note:
I tagged you. I was a reluctant participant, but since I did it, I might as well go all the way.

Eight Things

Edward Byrne said...

I was pleased to hear the good news that our fellow Hoosiers made such a wise selection. Congratulations, Anne!

Anne said...

Thanks, y'all. Stuff like this really is sweeter when you get to share the news with people who are happy for you. :)

Penultimatina said...

Many, many congrats! Woohoo!

Anne said...

Thanks! :)

Trista said...

hey! This is great news!!!!

Anne said...

Thanks, Trista! :)

jenni said...

awesome! Good for you, Anne!

Anne said...

I love that the congrats are still coming in a week later. :) Thanks!