The following prompts are meant to help applicants create and refine their submissions. Consider these approaches as a way to structure your thinking and further understand the elements that embody a winning application.
The board strongly prefers applicants whose activities clearly align with the values of the award.
Does the applicant's mission target social injustice and inequality?
In what problem area does the organization focus?
What is the role of music in the organization's mission?
Why is it important that the organization continue its mission?
Consider the depth of impact on individual participants and its potential impact on the larger community. What change occurs?
How do you know?
What obstacles does the organization face? What is the role of courage? Consider the following questions:
What makes the environment challenging in which the organization operates?
Who is actually facing the obstacles? Is it the organization itself or its participants facing adversity?