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In addition to the resources below, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education department has a series of classes for the general public on "Learning the Business Side of Art" which feature a few grant writing classes. To learn more click here.

 

How to Write Them?

Writing a grant application takes time and energy, both of which are usually in short supply to busy professors and graduate students. Adding to this disincentive is the fact that many grants are competitive, some highly READ MORE
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Persuasive, cohesive grant proposals are key to winning funding for visual artists from private foundations, the federal government and individuals. Writing grant proposals is generally READ MORE
Read sample documents of funded grants READ MORE
Best Practices for Grant Seekers
 
As we begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts READ MORE

 

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The Artists Guide to Grant Writing
 
The Artists Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists BUY THE BOOK

 

 

Where to Find Grants?

Madison Arts Commission

Madison Arts Commission
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Foundation Center
Self Employment in the Arts
Artist Trust
Artist Trust
UW-Madison Grant Information Collection
UW-Madison Grant Information Collection
Do Something Seed Grants
RISD?Careers/
RISD/Careers/
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
NYFA
NYFA
Artists Register
Artists Register
Fulbright
Fulbright
Guggenheim Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowship
Cranbrook Academy of Art Library
Cranbrook Academy of Art Library
Art Heals
Art Heals
Mira's List
Mira's List
National Assembly of State Art Agencies
Art A to Z
Art A to Z
Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas
Women Arts
Women Arts
Marshall Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships

 

Art Deadlines List
Art Deadlines List
art matters
Art Matters
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karin Wolf

Karin Wolf

Madison Arts Program Administrator

 

Visit the Madison Art Commission Website

 

 
Question: What makes a successful grant application?

 

Answer: A successful grant applicant has researched the guidelines and application, and when possible talked with a grant officer. Thus, the applicant knows their project is a good match for the funding source. Their narrative answers application questions thoroughly yet succinctly. They persuade the review panel that the project is of high artistic merit, has community value, and will make significant impact if given the grant as a revenue source. Letters of support speak to the artist’s abilities and the project’s importance. The budget computes and the narrative is edited to perfection. The application is well organized, delivered on time, and neatly presented.

 

 

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