[Ardour-Users] U.S. goverment grants (Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?)
stephen.doonan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 06:32:28 PST 2009
Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> A couple of people mentioned applying for grants.
To me, the best sources for major funding (in addition to continuing
support and sponsorships from Ardour users) that have been suggested so
far are sponsorships and grants from well-financed
entities, and as Alex Polite mentioned, "semi-state-controlled
corporations" such as "Sveriges Radio, the Swedish equivalent of BBC."
I still think that there is an arts-oriented educational institution or
educational-institution program somewhere that would consider it a
valuable investment for the future to sponsor Ardour, as the infant Unix
was once coddled and nurtured by universities for the developing use of
computers within society. :-)
Regarding government grants in the U.S., there are many websites that
attempt to sell grant-writing software and services, and other websites
that criticize most of those grant-writing-and-application website
businesses except the few that pay a fee to be advertised as "the best
and most trustworthy" of the grant application website businesses.
It's probably best to avoid all of those "we'll help you, buy our
software and services" websites and go straight to the government-run
central clearing house for goverment grants from many U.S. government
At grants.gov one can search for appropriate goverment agencies and
programs that may be interested in funding one's particular project.
New Mexico US
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