There are a lot of different ways to get money for your vision. Start locally, then branch out find more options on the national level. Your local arts council or other non-profits may have opportunities for you to spread your message and gain more traction and attention from likely benefactors.
Holding art and music showcases, selling tickets to the shows, and fundraising, are great ways to get in touch the arts community and find some backers the organic way and all the while you can fill out grant applications. For many grant applications, illustrating the need for the ultimate goal, as well as, your actionable steps that you've done to move towards that goal are very important.
In order to find something specific to you in your area, I'd reach out to your closest SCORE office (put on by the Small Business Administration) who can help you get set up with free business and legal advice to get you started.
Just doing a quick "grants for artists" search comes up with a bunch of options, it would just depend on what you're looking for and where you're located in order to be eligible.
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