Basics About Grants - Being Effective and Successful

Session 3: All Audience

Participants will receive the basics of effective grant writing.....planning, defining purpose, articulate narratives, clear, justifiable budgets, how grants are reviewed and rejected or funded. The intent is to remove the fear of applying for grants.


jean tokuda

Jean Tokuda Irwin

Jean is a naturalized American citizen and holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas/Permian Basin. Since 1991, Jean has been the Arts Education Program Manager for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. In arts education she led three initiatives funded by arts learning grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


Jean has served on 14 panels for NEA, and on arts education panels for Ohio, Kentucky, Idaho, Arkansas, and Wyoming. She is in her fifth year as panelist for the President’s Committee for Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards. In 2009 and 2011, she was appointed to the Coalition for Minorities Advisory Council to the State Board of Education. She began the dance and film/video categories for the Utah Reflections Program, later adopted by National PTA in 2006. Prior to her tenure at UDAM, other positions include Associate Director and Director of Programs for the CTC Museum in Galveston, Texas; the Director of Museums for Western Texas College (art, history); Director of the Lyon County Historical Society and Museum, Emporia, KS.


Jean was a founding member of visual arts cooperative (now the Permian Basin Visual Arts Institute). Still a dabbling visual artist, her mixed media work appeared in the 2002 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad Women Beyond Borders exhibition featuring 20 works by Utah women. Her assemblage, The Goddess of Hysterectomy, has been featured at the Art Access Gallery and in various publications.