In late 2018 I decided to change my programming career in the tech world for one in the arts. I soon learned that working as an artist involves writing countless proposals – for grants, residencies, shows, and so on. I am keeping track of all my art related applications in a Google Sheet, which is publicly shared below.
The groups, organizations and institutions reviewing these submissions are rarely transparent about their processes, and almost never give reasons for their decisions. I'm making my list public because I believe there should be more institutional – and in equal parts individual – transparency around this topic.