[Ardour-Users] U.S. goverment grants (Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?)

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Jan 18 20:32:10 PST 2009

Stephen Doonan wrote:
> 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
> * commercial
> * government
> * educational
> 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 
> agencies:
> http://www.grants.gov/
> At grants.gov one can search for appropriate goverment agencies and 
> programs that may be interested in funding one's particular project.
> About grants.gov:
> http://www.grants.gov/aboutgrants/about_grants_gov.jsp
> Best wishes,
> Steve
> New Mexico US

Thanks. I'll get into it over the next couple of weeks. If anyone else 
thinks of specific institutes etc that we should target that would be 
useful too.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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