Preparing Proposals for Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships (online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Preparing Proposals for Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships (online)

Get started in building professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities.

Explore the specifics of requests for proposals; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist's voice is critical to this process; participants are expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements, and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity. The course provides both instructor and group reviews and feedback of current artist statements, resumes, and proposals. Examples of writing in the course include: proposals, artist statements, and project narratives. Strategies and organizational practices are shared for the ongoing submission process by the artist for future grant opportunities. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This online class will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. The class meeting will be conducted via Zoom and will include lecture, class discussions, and small group discussions.

Required materials

A computer with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings.

Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; previous examples of artist statements, biographies, and proposal writings.

Registration deadline

April 6
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    6:30–9:30 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 18 and above.
  • Term:
    Spring 23
  • Instructor: Shannon Brunette
  • Location:
  • SKU:
    CSLA 9955 20 SP23