Greetings unto the most talented and erudite Kingdom of Æthelmearc from Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor of Æthelmearc Æcademy!
If you are contemplating teaching a class at Æcademy but are daunted by the financial investment needed to purchase tools and supplies, I invite you to submit a proposal for one of the two stipends ($100 and $50) offered to help defray teaching costs.
Proposals detailing your expected expenses (see additional details, below) are due by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 29th, 2016.
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.)
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 Spring AEcademy, 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 Spring Academy, 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.
I will review all proposals and select one to receive the stipend. (HINT: The more persuasive your proposal, the better your chance of being selected.) By Wednesday, June 1, I will contact everyone who has submitted a proposal.
If your proposal is selected, at AEcademy you will hand me a receipt for the supplies you purchased for the class, and I will hand you a check for $100.
Please contact me PRIVATELY at ae.aecademy AT aethelmearc DOT org 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,
Æthelmearc Æcademy, hosted on June 11 by the Shire of Ballaclagan (Wheeling, WV), currently offers 42 classes covering more than 15 different fields, ranging from Bardic to Woodworking.
We are confident there will be something of interest to everyone, of all ages. (For a listing of class titles and descriptions, please visit the website.
Are YOU thinking of joining the ALL-STAR line-up of teachers? Whether
you’ve never taught a class or you’ve taught at every Æcademy, we have
space for YOU … BUT … registration closes Saturday, May 28 (or whenever
we run out of classroom space). So please do not wait too long to register
If you’ve never taught at Æcademy (or if it’s been a while), no problem!
It’s easy to register — Just go to here and supply the requested information about yourself and your class.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at ae DOT aecademy AT aethelmearc.org.
I look forward to hearing from you … SOON!
Yours, in Service to the Arts,
PSSST! Only a handful of War College classes have been registered thus far. Registering your WC class means that anyone with Internet access can see what you’re offering. PLEASE register today!
Solveig Throndardottir said:
I think that this is a worthy program, and hope that it will continue in the future. Micro-grants like these are very much in keeping with the educational mission of the Society. Many years ago, I was fortunate to receive a micro-grant (actually not so micro) from a baronial program of this sort.
Another thing which the Society really should be doing is sponsoring sessions at the Kalamazoo conference. At least that is what Baron Charles Steward O’Connner (mundanely a Ph.D. historian who is actually employed as a historian) insists.