Grantwriting for the Arts

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 01002


Jun 27, 2022


Apr 25, 2022

Grantwriting for the Arts
July 11 - August 19
New students should register by June 27th.

Grantwriting is one of the many tools in fundraising and is a necessary skill for arts managers and artists who seek to support their work with grants. This course will teach the nuts and bolts of grantsmanship, including introducing the vocabulary and philosophy of grant-writing, the hallmarks of a well-written proposal, and the basics of grant searching. The class will use the Colorado Common Grant application as its organizing principle, selected because it is both comprehensive and reflects a growing trend in grantmaking. Students will learn the essential skills of grant-writing, writing in teams, critiquing a grant, planning a grant budget, and how to describe a cultural program’s mission, goals, and program to grantmakers within space limits. Students will conclude the course by writing a comprehensive and ready-to-submit grant for their nonprofit or a case study organization.

Summer Intensives are flexible, affordable, 100% online classes designed to fit your schedule.