GetSmArt! Workshops

Our GetSmART! Learning Series offers professional development opportunities to artists of all kinds. 



Jan. 21, 2020

Conducting Prospect Grant Research 

Brenda Maudlin

 Learn the basics of researching grant opportunities through the Foundation Directory Online!

The Arkansas Arts Council, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System, will hold a GetSmART! Learning Series workshop with consultant Brenda Mauldin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the main library on the third floor of 100 S. Rock St. 

“Conducting Prospect Grant Research” is a hands-on workshop that will introduce participants to the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online, which is used to find possible grant funding and grant-writing guidance. The Foundation Center is a leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising and grant programs.

The computer lab cannot be entered before 9:30 a.m. Participants will have access to a workstation and will learn how to:

• Access the directory at CALS
• Understand the directory
• Create search queries
• Read and understand query results
• Save search results
• Review best practices of research


Cost to attend the workshop is $15 and includes a lunch. Reservations must be made by Jan. 20. Seating is limited to 14 because of workstation accessibility. 

Parking is available in the library’s parking lot and parking deck for half price. Participants also should bring a thumb drive to save research results. 

Mauldin has more than 25 years of experience in the grant-writing process. She has an in-depth knowledge of researching, developing and creating development proposals and grant strategies. She has experience in nonprofit management and administration, board development, strategic planning, fundraising and volunteer management. She has worked with a variety of organizations to raise funds for the arts, youth programs, a hospice program and a Christian residential youth home.


Central Arkansas Library System, Main Library                
100 S. Rock St.                 
Little Rock, AR 72201


Event Date & Time: Jan. 21 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Registration deadline: Jan. 20                
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 14
Contact: Janet Perkins