Grant Writing for Performing Arts Organizations:
An Introduction for Educators
Does applying for grants have you hiding backstage? Forward Motion Professional Development teams with Jennifer Rupp, Director of State and Federal Grants for Michigan Humanities, to build your confidence writing proposals that will result in additional funding to your performing arts organization. Four informative video lectures give students a road map to find, evaluate, and apply for grants using best practices in the field. Learn to understand common elements of grant applications, showcase your organization through compelling narrative, use data to articulate your cause, craft clear budgets, and ask the right questions. Students may choose to earn additional credit by completing text-book research and/or working one-on-one with Ms. Rupp remotely* for personal consultation regarding their own grant writing process (*additional fee).
This course is intended for music educators at any point in their career. No pre-requisite required. Students will need internet access to complete online video content available at www.fwdmotion.org and basic word-processing skills. Depending on your learning and credit goals, we recommend the purchase of a grant writing textbook as detailed in the syllabus.
- Discover where grants can be found to fund special projects
- Understand common elements of grant applications
- Analyze grant proposals
- Draft elements of grant proposals based on best practices
- Gain confidence in using grants to provide funding
This course includes online video lectures, prescribed comprehension response questions, reflection essays, independent research, and an optional private consultation. All components will be found on www.fwdmotion.org. All completed coursework should be submitted online via the interactive Forward Motion module available immediately after registration and sign-in. Students must receive a passing grade to receive university credit by earning “acceptable” or “excellent” on each assignment rubric.
Forward Motion awards academic credit in partnership with Dominican University of California. Graduate-Level Extension Semester Credits/Units are primarily used for professional development or salary advancement and are transferable to degree programs only on the approval of the institution being petitioned. The words credits and units are used interchangeably as geographical locations vary in terminology. Participants are advised to obtain prior employer approval for use in salary advancement. Dominican University of California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).