It may not be the slickest website ever designed, but if you can stomach the color choice, and the layout, check the tabs toward the top and, as of 4/2012, the second from the right is the "how-to" tab.
Presented in alpha order, from Anthotype to Ziatype (I'm guessing, hang on, I'll check... OK, it's actually from Albumen Prints to X-o-types), there are lots of processes to delve into. Some are more complicated, require more chemistry, tools, and know-how than others.
Grant Application Writing Tips for Artists, Resources
Google the words: researching grants for artists and you may find some good information.
Here are some that I found and believe are helpful. As with everything I link to, I'm just pointing it out, not promoting it as 100% accurate.
MY #1 Tip: Read FAQs and the grant/fellowship Eligibility Requirements first and carefully. Make sure you are eligible before investing any more time.
Many grant making entities only fund non-profit organizations, not individual artists/grant seekers. (See below, "Fractured Atlas" for more information on this.)
Some DO fund individual artists, but may have geographical, gender, or other restrictions. Read carefully. Hint: if you live in California, add "California" to your search terms.
The Abundant Artist, www.abundant artist.com, has some good straightforward tips. [My tip: read around the outdated technology/image info]
Fractured Atlas, www.fracturedatlas.org, one of the many resources available is "financial sponsorship." As a 501(c)3 non-profit. Fractured Atlas can be the applicant on behalf of your grant application if the grantor will only fund a non-profit organization. That's an over-simplification of what they do. Read all about it at their website.
New York Foundation for the Arts Source www.nyfa.org/source/ "NYFA Source is the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,500 arts organizations, 3,600 award programs, 4,700 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are added every day. "
Anna Atkins created 19th C. cyanotype book of botany specimens, considered the First Photography Book