Revised Artist Grant Writing Handbook

October 16, 2013
For many of us, writing a grant application or proposal can seem overwhelming. Simply figuring out which funding program to apply to can be confusing and explaining our ideas clearly on an application form isn’t always easy.

Arts staff at FPCC developed the Artist Grant Proposal Writing Handbook to offer suggestions and clarify the process of writing an arts grant proposal.

The handbook explains the nature of arts funding and identifies which organizations to apply to. It will introduce you to the common contents of an arts grant application form and provide you with advice on how to create a clear and strong proposal for your project.

You can also expect to find information on:
  • the best fit for your project
  • how the program officer can help
  • what to do before you get started
  • how to respond to questions on an application
  • how an application is assessed
  • what to do once a decision has been made

We hope you find this guide useful as you apply for arts grants from one or multiple sources. Good luck!

If you have any feedback on this guide, we'd be happy to hear it. Contact Cathi Charles Wherry and Kyla Schorneck with comments or suggestions at and

Download the handbook

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