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August 6, 2014

posted Aug 8, 2014, 12:19 PM by James Carey
Spent all day in Long Beach as part of the Community Project Grant Committee for the Arts Council of Long Beach run by my friend, Victoria Bryan. Seven hours in a room trying decide which groups are worthy of grant money or not is really very taxing. You want to give it to everyone, but some people just cannot write a grant for "s...". Missing documents, numbers don't add up, projects make no sense, or a completely new direction for an organization not set up to make that move - all kinds of things to discuss, evaluate and consider. I will never take this part of grants (the who gets the money part) for granted again (pardon the pun). It was hard and brain numbing work - but in the end I think we all did a very good job and the best grants got the money they deserve. Thanks to all my other committee members and Shay from ACLB who ran the committee. Excellent job.