Greetings unto the most talented and erudite teachers in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc from Mistress Alicia Langland, Chancellor of AEthelmearc AEcademy!

Good Gentles,

Teaching can be quite expensive, especially hands-on classes that require an investment in tools and supplies.

To honor the memory of Countess Aidan ni Leir, a generous benefactor has given me leave to offer to _one_ Spring AEcademy teacher a stipend of $100.

This money would 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 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 (or have purchased) 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.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 9th.

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 Friday, May 11, 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 at ae.aecademy AT if you have questions.

Yours, in Service to the Arts,

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