Preparing a Budget

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Occasionally, an organization may require you to create a budget as part of your proposal. If you have never prepared a budget before you may want to begin by talking to another artist who could help guide you through the process. If you require clarification on any of the budget requirements, try to contact the organization itself with a list of specific questions. Two simple budgeting tools are to keep a notebook with you and write down expenses you think of throughout the day, and sit down to map out in detail the activities you will undertake to make the event you are proposing happen, and then write down the costs associated with those activities. Attempt to be as realistic as possible with your numbers by preparing your budget early and marking any numbers you have made assumption about. If your experience tempers your assumptions, you will still have time to revise them.

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