Mudcat Café message #1599732 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82762   Message #1599732
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
07-Nov-05 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: NOMAD is an island
Subject: RE: NOMAD is an island
I'd be curious to hear whether attendance really was down this year. The two workshops that I was in, and the ones I attended were well attended (I thought.) I have the feeling that because the new location is so spread out it feels emptier. The only place I felt any lessening of attendance was in the cafeteria. Maybe it was fuller while I was busy doing workshops.

I do think that a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts is a possibility. Having done grant requests for the High Ridge Folk Festival in Stamford, the biggest problem that would be faced is that the festival would have to be well in place by January or February. When I was doing the grant proposals, the Commission required a budget, a list of performers and sponsors, and a clear description of the event by the submission date. It's been quite a few years since I did it and things may have changed dramatically since then.

It ain't easy, and takes an enormous amount of VERY advanced planning.