artistGreetings unto the most talented and erudite Kingdom of Æthelmearc from Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor of Æthelmearc Æcademy!

Good Gentles,

Teaching can be quite expensive, especially hands-on classes that require
an investment in tools and supplies. If you have considered teaching a class but decided not to because it is financially prohibitive, I offer the following challenge.

I will award to one Fall Æcademy teacher a stipend of $100.

This money will be used to defray the cost of non-consumable teaching
materials for a hands-on class for a minimum of 6 people.

(“Non-consumable teaching materials” are tools and supplies that would be
used multiple times and would remain with the teacher after the class has
ended.  It does *not* include supplies for which students would pay a fee
for or which they would take with them.)

For example:

YES:  Purchase 10 sets of calligraphy nibs with holders and a toolbox to
keep them in
NO:    Purchase watercolor paper and a bottle of ink

YES:  Purchase 6 chip carving knives
NO:    Purchase wood for students to carve

YES:  Pay for laminating color copies of visual aids for class
NO:    Pay for copying of class handouts

Items purchased with the money would be the property of the teacher who is
awarded the stipend.

In addition to teaching at Fall Æcademy, the teacher who receives the
stipend must also teach the class at least once more, in a different region
in the Kingdom.

Those wishing to submit a proposal should include the following:

– your name (SCA and modern)
– contact information
– title and description of the hands-on class you are teaching at Academy
– a list of non-consumable supplies needed for the class, including what
each is used for, current price, and where you intend to purchase the items
– when and where you will teach the class again

This offer is open to anyone teaching at Fall Æcademy, no matter whether
this is your first time teaching the class … or your fourteenth.  You do
not have to have an Arts award to submit a proposal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, October 20th.

I will review all proposals and select one to receive the stipend.  (HINT:
The more persuasive your proposal, the better your chance of being

By Friday, October 30, I will contact everyone who has submitted a

If your proposal is selected, at Æcademy you will hand me a receipt for
the supplies you purchased for the class, and I will hand you a check for

Please contact me PRIVATELY if you have questions.

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in
submitting a proposal.

Yours, in Service to the Arts,