2-Hour Workshop for twenty undergraduate and graduate students 

hosted by Professor Fran Siegel, CSULB Bachelor of Arts Program


NoResponse Poor Fair Good Excellent
How would you rate your instructor’s knowledge of grantwriting? 1 5% 95%
How would you rate your instructor’s presentation? 1
How would you rate the instructor’s attention to your specific needs? 1 10% 90%
How would you rate the overall seminar experience? 1 20% 80%
How would you rate the seminar manual? 1 25% 75%

Participants Evaluated Their Grantwriting Knowledge Before AND After the Workshop (1 lowest, 10 highest)

How would you rate your knowledge of grantwriting prior to the workshop? 155% 210% 315% 45% 515% 6 7 8 9 10
How would you rate your knowledge of grantwriting after completing the workshop ? 1 2 3 4 55% 65% 715% 835% 930% 1010%

StudentsAdvance Grantwriting Skills 1


What Our Students Said About This Workshop!

    • “I found Linda to be very easy to understand and to speak to. I really enjoyed her presence and she presented the grantwriting information in such a relatable manner. I understand how grantwriting is essential to my life as a fellow artist and that the ‘fight’ is ongoing.”
    • “I am very glad I had the opportunity to attend this workshop because I feel propelled to make things happen instead of waiting for an opportunity to come around. I also feel more confident in my ability to apply for grants. I want to write out my goals to make them more clear for myself. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with emerging artists.”
    • “Linda Vallejo is a wonderful lecturer. The workshop was thorough and answered every question and concerns we have as students about the art world. She gave us hands-on approach to how to tackle and effectively apply for grants, fellowship, etc. Great experience! Great information!”
    • “The presentation was very informative. Everyone’s questions got answered and I was motivated to go out and apply for grants. I had always been intimidated by the process after looking at websites that list academic grants and scholarships. This workshop really broke down the process for me. Thanks!”
    • “This workshop was incredibly informative. It made me aware of the opportunities that are out there for emerging artists. In addition Linda motivated me spiritually and lifted my self-esteem. Thank you!”
    • “I feel confident enough to search and begin applying for grants. I learned that there is nothing to really loose in searching and applying for grants. I wish I had this opportunity earlier in my art career.”
    • “It’s nice to hear how the grantwriting process continues throughout the career of an artist. Hearing these points from and artist working in the field and currently applying for grants adds to my confidence as a future applicant.”
    • “I had a basic grasp of the grantwriting process, but this workshop has definitely been very informative and useful.”
    • “I thought it was helpful to see where we can look for grants. I had always heard of grants but I didn’t know where to find them.”
    • “The workshop made me feel a lot more comfortable in attempting to get a grant because it is laid out almost like a graduate school application.”
    • “The workshop was very informative about the process and the kinds of items you need to apply for grants. The student’s questions were answered in detail and specific to a person’s needs.”
    • “I enjoyed the fact that we went through the process from the beginning (emerging artist grants) to explaining how you move up to bigger grants.”
    • “The workshop gave me a far better understanding of what and how a grant works. I did not realize I could apply for a grant whenever I felt my work represented what I want to do in the future. Big thanks for coming!”
    • “The presentation was great! In addition to learning about grants, more questions came to mind like the agent/artist relationship. Linda is great!”
    • “I feel as though the question and answer time was so valuable into giving me insight of the coming years before applying for an MFA and after.”
    • “Linda was very specific in answering questions and provided an innate sense of grantwriting wisdom that is sure to pay off as soon as we hit the pavement running. Her humor made the workshop lively and interactive.”
    • “I was interested in hearing about the dealer process and just getting better insight into what it takes to start moving up. Honestly, I think I enjoyed the conversation before the grantwriting section more.”