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Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

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Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers


This project is the development of a grant writing seminar and workshop. I reference arts and culture organizations throughout, as this is my area of expertise. Yet much of the learning, and the organization of resources and information, is useful and transferable to small and mid-size health and human services, science, and other organizations. I will offer these sessions to adult and advanced high school learners. I develop the seminar and workshop using the the 4P’s Model of Creativity (Press, People, Process, Environment), Torrance Incubation Model (TIM), and key aspects of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process, enhanced by Foursight Creativity Tools. The seminar, offered at no charge, provides an overview of workshop content goals and outcomes, plus creativity goals and outcomes. The seminar includes a brief Q&A. The workshop covers topics, such as: the philanthropic ecosystem, prospect research, narrative development and writing, budget preparation, supplementary material creation and selection, and historical and current trends in philanthropy. It will include resources in the form of links, handouts, and other instructional materials.