MFA Public Practice Program

Professor Suzanne Lacy and coordinated by Consuelo Velasco Montoya

6-Hour workshop for nine MFA graduate students


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How would you rate your instructor’s knowledge of grantwriting? 1 100%
How would you rate your instructor’s presentation? 1 100%
How would you rate the instructor’s attention to your specific needs? 1 28% 72%
How would you rate the overall workshop experience? 1 28% 72%
How would you rate the workshop manual? 1 28% 72%

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

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How would you rate your knowledge of grantwriting before the workshop? 29% 14% 14% 29% 14%
How would you rate your knowledge of grantwriting after the workshop? 43% 14% 14% 29%

Students Advance Their Grantwriting Skills


What Our Students Said About This Workshop!

    • “It was a great walk through step-by-step of the process. The clarity refreshed my understanding and highlighted the key areas to focus on. The presentation was complete, concise, and considered the multiple levels of each of our understanding of the process.”
    • “My background as a professional grantwriting for fifteen years allowed me to understand and appreciate Linda’s clarity and accuracy in describing the process. This was the first time that I’ve allowed someone to suggest edits to my artist’s statement – the process helped me to clarify and strengthen my writing.”
    • “I am excited to report that after taking Linda’s 2-Day intensive seminar I have submitted and achieved my first grant valued at $6,000. The course has already paid for itself. I always come back for tune-up sessions and it is so helpful to get the latest information and feedback from an extremely experienced grantwriter.”
    • “Before the seminar I was only aware of and participated in funding grants for projects and research. Now I understand more about how an artist can receive funding in all kind of ways. Having more information about the institutional knowledge was helpful in getting perspective of how it functions.”
    • “It was a safe environment that challenged me to understand my motives and artwork; to question the clarity of my writing; and to exercise concise ideas on paper.”
    • “This workshop helped me to understand what grantwriting is and the potential involved.”