Be a better grant applicant
In 2015, Chicken Tractor invited the Iowa Arts Council to give a presentation about who they are and what they do and give artists a chance to meet them and ask questions. While it was a great introduction to the IAC, we realized that one of the best ways to really understand the grant system is to serve as a panelist evaluating actual applications. So we asked the wonderful folks at the IAC to come back and run a mock panel review complete with actual applications so that artists could read, score and debate. There's nothing like reading a really good (or really poor) application to show you the way.