A week or so ago I was looking thru my email, like any other day, and saw an envelope from Brooklyn Arts Council in the pile. I assumed that it was another reminder from them (our fiscal sponsor) about some forms that I needed to send in, or about some events that they were inviting me to. Imagine my surprise when I opened the envelope and read a letter that told me that we had been awarded a grant for our project!! I was so surprised and happy!!
Anyone who has ever completed a grant application can attest to how grueling and tedious the process can be. They are also highly selective and with so many great projects out there, the competition is super high. This application had been completed back in September, so I had honestly sort of forgotten about it.
But reading that letter brought me so much joy! It has given me renewed motivation for my project and I am committed to shooting the film this year. Its an honor to have received this grant and I am so deeply thankful to everyone at the BAC for their belief and support in this film!!