The problem with art prize communication

Communication with those brave enough to put themselves forward for awards, prizes and grants should be respectful
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Why do people enter art prizes and writing competitions, and apply for grants or fellowships?

In addition to the possibility of acknowledgement, prize money or support for a bigger project, applications allow an arts professional or practitioner to extend themselves and get more comfortable with putting their creative practice out into the big wide world. I know this from my own experience and confidence journey.

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Vivienne Pearson is a freelance writer whose writing lives at