This is our big grant writing time. The author attended a workshop sponsored by Sask Culture to outline the changes and their expectations. One of the main changes is that the grant is due December 1st instead of November 1st. Another month to have it on our mind. No exceptions for being late.
There are other subtle changes such as having to fill it out for the past 12 months (2009) instead of 2008. I hope everyone is aware of this when applying. Also the adjudicators will be looking for the reasons why one chooses a particular museum standard in several of the questions. The follow up form for Stream II and III is due 90 days after the museum's year end. This means that your 2009 financials need to be done by then. If one neglects to submit a follow up, one will lose 1/3 of the grant. :(
It will definitely be interesting to see how this pans out. Wish us luck!