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CWF Optional Proposal Materials

Jeremy Rourke | Artists Television Access

Optional proposal parts

We accept the items on this list because past applicants have felt that they can make their proposals clearer. They are not required: Only add them if you feel they make your case stronger.


  • SMU/DataArts Profile. If your organization participates in SMU/DataArts (previously known as the California Cultural Data Project), your SMU/DataArts profile for the Walter & Elise Haas Fund / Creative Work Fund also is requested. To submit the report:
    • Log into SMU/DataArts
    • Select Funder Reports
    • Select The Walter & Elise Haas Fund: Creative Work Fund from the list and click Submit
    • Pick the most recent report year from the list. (The report automatically sends two years of data.)
    • Click Continue, then click Submit
    • The profile will be visible to Creative Work Fund staff.
  • Additional Artists’ resumes
    (Optional, PDF format only)
    These need not be formal resumes, but brief descriptions of additional collaborating artists’ previous works and accomplishments. These resumes may not exceed two pages each or six pages in total if there are more than three additional artists. They should not include online links to artists’ work samples.
  • Reviews
    (Optional, PDF format only)
    Up to three reviews (total) substantiating the quality of the applicant organization’s or artists’ work. Please do not include articles about or interviews with your artists – only reviews.
  • Letters/permits granting permission to use sites, venues, or copyrighted material
    (Optional, PDF format only)
    If your project would require special permissions or agreements to use intellectual property, equipment, facilities, etc., letters demonstrating these permissions or the likelihood of your securing such permissions may strengthen your proposal. (Do not upload letters of support or letters of recommendation. They will be removed.)
  • Presenting Location/Site Information
    (Optional, PDF format only)
    If the site where your project will be developed or presented is specific and important to the understanding of your project, you may upload a map, drawing, photograph or brief description that will help the panel to understand that location. Present the information as an 8 ½” x 11” PDF attachment or a Web link.