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Winter 2022 Classes

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In our current landscape, tackling the challenges that arts and cultural organizations are facing takes creative and innovative thinking. Lead the change in the field by building your expertise through the Arts Extension Service’s classes in Arts Management this summer with our 100% online courses. Our highly relevant and instructive courses with renowned faculty who have extensive backgrounds in the field will bridge the gap of the experiential to the practical for aspiring and practicing arts managers, non-profit leaders, and creative practitioners.

Take your knowledge and experience to the next level, add to your resume, and increase your tool kit with one of our online certificate programs or Degree Program.

Enrollment for Winter 2021 classes will begin on Wednesday, October 13.

To enroll in the credit (ARTS-EXT) version of any course, follow the directions on this page to enroll through SPIRE.

To enroll in the non-credit (LLAMS) version, fill out this form using the information below.

Grantwriting for the Arts 
Subject and Course Number ARTS-EXT 511 LLAMS 20
Class Number 25339 25340
Credit or Noncredit? Credit Noncredit
Instructors Maryo Gard Ewell, Randi Vega Maryo Gard Ewell, Randi Vega
Course Fee $1,707 + $47 registration fee $675 + $25 registration fee
Grantwriting is one of the many tools in fundraising and is a necessary skill for arts managers and artists who seek to support their work with grants. This course will teach the nuts and bolts of grantsmanship, including introducing the vocabulary and philosophy of grant-writing, the hallmarks of a well-written proposal, and the basics of grant searching. The class will use the Colorado Common Grant application as its organizing principle, selected because it is both comprehensive and reflects a growing trend in grantmaking. Students will learn the essential skills of grant-writing, writing in teams, critiquing a grant, planning a grant budget, and how to describe a cultural program's mission, goals, and program to grantmakers within space limits. Students will conclude the course by writing a comprehensive and ready-to-submit grant for their nonprofit or a case study organization.