Three free grant-writing workshops in February and March will help Rogue Valley cultural nonprofits hone their skills and better target grant applications.

“Conversations with Funders” will teach attendees how to apply for grants from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, the Oregon Community Foundation and Travel Oregon. Attendees will receive feedback on how well potential projects fit with these organizations’ areas of interest and funding guidelines. The workshop will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. No reservations are required.

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition, the local arm of the Oregon Cultural Trust, will host "Basic Grant Writing 101" from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Room 151 of the Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy St., Medford. This workshop will focus on JCCC and OCT grant emphases and requirements but also will cover grant writing in general and highlight other potential grant sources. Space is limited to 20 people and reservations are required. Seats can be reserved by e-mailing

The JCCC will offer a grant "Critique Workshop" from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Large Community Room at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Participants are asked to bring 10 copies of a grant proposal draft narrative to share with attendees. Workshop time will be devoted to suggestions for strengthening and enhancing proposals, with JCCC board members leading small work groups providing participants with feedback on their drafts. Reservations are required and may be made at