FL-ASTA Special Project Grant
The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and the Florida chapter of the American String Teachers Association (FLASTA) promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing. ASTA pursues its mission through:
Open sharing of ideas
Benefits, services, and activities responsive to the needs of all members
Development of strong state leadership and chapters
Enhancing the image and visibility of string teaching and study
Advocacy for string education
An inclusive community of string teachers and players
To this end, FLASTA is excited to announce a formal grant initiative designed to help our Florida membership towards these ends.
Applications must be made by active FLASTA members in good standing.
GRANT APPLICATION WINDOW:
Application window opens October 1, 2019 and closes October 31, 2019
Complete applications must be emailed to before 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2109 to be considered.
HOW MUCH CAN BE REQUESTED?
Typical grants are in the $200-$500 range. Larger amounts will certainly be considered but please indicate the minimum amount which will be helpful, in case we are unable to grant the larger amount.
HOW WILL THE WINNING GRANTS BE CHOSEN?
A committee made of up of members of the FLASTA executive board will meet to decide what money is available and how best to use it to fulfill the mission of FLASTA and benefit the membership the most. High quality projects which are able to benefit a large amount of people with a little amount of money will likely have the best chances.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS WILL BE SUPPORTED AND WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT CAN BE REQUESTED?
We very much encourage the membership to be creative. Examples of past grants include funding events such as our highly successful Cellobrations and Viola Days, as well as funding for guest artists visiting schools. Other possible requests may come to support existing programs in terms of equipment and repair.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE NOTIFIED?
Winners will be chosen and notified just prior to the winter FMEA Music Educators Conference.