Vermont Arts Council grant – the sequel
I have been remiss in talking about something awesome that happened this past summer – I was awarded my second grant from the Vermont Arts Council! I consider myself very fortunate.
The grant came from a special funding pool available only to students of the VAC’s Breaking into Business workshop program. The program offers artist-specific business and marketing planning. It was such a rewarding experience – if you are Vermont artist, I highly recommend attending the program.
My grant was for the design and printing of a professional identity package, including letterhead, note cards, and shipping labels.
I’ve always felt that if you’re in business, you should have letterhead – it makes you more official. Unfortunately, when faced with the cost of such items, I had to make a choice between letterhead and supplies – it’s a not-so-fun game of Rock, Paper, Letterhead.
FYI: Paper always wins.
Well, that’s not true. Since I received the grant, letterhead won. And paper won a little bit because I got to pick the paper for my letterhead – I chose Strathmore Writing 25% cotton in Bright White Wove finish. An eco-friendly choice, the paper is Green-e Certified and is manufactured using wind power. It has a nice subtle texture to it. Yum.
And I lloooovvvee that the ink is such a rich shade of blue.
The design of the shipping labels is flexible enough for me to use them for the covers of promotional packets (or more grant applications). I look forward to using the labels on my packaging for orders – I think they’ll help me present a more professional image.
Just like last time, I took pictures of my application before I submitted it:
Once again, I proudly state the following:
This project was supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.