Practical Grant Writing

Workshop with On the Boards

Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Frye Art Museum

What really happens on a grant panel? What are funders looking for in a grant application? What makes them pay attention and—more importantly—help get your project funded?

Go behind the scenes in this mock-grant panel. The panel is made up of people with decades of experience in writing and judging grant applications. We will take you step by step through the process as the panelists walk through grant applications in real time. Learn about the best way to describe your project and get it funded!

The panelists will open up the session for Q&A after the mock panel process. You are encouraged to bring your own grant to ask specific questions.


  • Beth Raas-Bergquist, Development Director, On the Boards
  • Lane Czaplinski, Artistic Director, On the Boards
  • Jim McDonald, Deputy Director & Director of Programs, Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Timothy White Eagle, Board Member, On the Boards
  • Sarah Wilke, Managing Director, On the Boards

Practical Grantwriting is funded by the Frye Foundation.

Genius / 21 Century / Seattle is a Raynier Institute & Foundation exhibition organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and Erika Dayla Massaquoi. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation and the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. Generous support was provided by the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture/King County Lodging Tax, Riddell Williams P.S., Nitze-Stagen, and Frye Art Museum members and donors. Seasonal support is provided by ArtsFund. Print media sponsorship is proved by The Stranger. Broadcast media sponsorship is provided by KUOW 94.9FM.

Advance registration has ended. Additional seats may be available at the museum on the day of the program.