We had a great gathering of interested Partner artists and arts organization leaders today at our 2012 City Arts Partnership grants lunch&learns. I talked everyone through the three grants–yes, three!–City Arts Partnership Organizational Grant, City Arts Partnership Project Grant, and, for the first time, the Individual Artist Arts Partnership Grant. The first two are funded by money from the three cities and the Individual Artist Arts Partnership Grants are being funded by Advocate Business donations. We had a great time and learned many things, and I can say that this year’s grant round will be the best yet thanks to Partner Scott Curfman from the Listening Room. This year, the grants will be completed and filed electronically. We’re saving trees, decreasing the likelihood of errors, and making the entire process easier for both the grant writers and readers. Thanks for the feedback today, Partners. Look for another lunch&learn event to come soon.