Faculty, Students Invited to Propose Collaborative Projects for New Arts Grant

September 08, 2011

September 8, 2011 — Teams of University of Virginia students and faculty from multiple schools or departments are invited to submit proposals for an "Arts in Action Project Grant," one of the four components of the newly announced "Arts in Action on Grounds" initiative.

Arts in Action on Grounds is a public arts initiative designed to engage students and faculty in academic, arts-based research and to support the development of an arts-informed curriculum.

The grant, which will fund an annual collaborative public art project, is open to teams composed of any combination of U.Va. faculty and students. The funded project could take the form of a performance or exhibition through visual art, music, dance, drama, media arts or multi-disciplinary arts. It is also meant to highlight faculty research and to encourage the creation of new work that engages a University-wide audience. Proposals will be vetted through a peer-review process organized by the Arts Grounds Committee

Only collaborative projects will be considered for this award. Projects that involve students and faculty from multiple schools or departments, and which take place in the new Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds, may receive favorable consideration. The committee intends to make one or two grants a year between $20,000 and $50,000 range.  The grants are supported through Arts in Action on Grounds, which is funded by the Commission on the Future of the University.

Projects funded this year may take place in either the spring or fall of 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is Oct. 14; notification of awardees will be made Nov. 1.  

Submissions must include project title; a list of collaborators, identifying students and faculty; a brief description of the project envisioned, including the main subject, a list of people involved, including names and departments, programs and events that will be included and what is anticipated people will learn from the project; a plan of work; a breakdown of the proposed budget; and brief biographies of collaborators.

Submit proposals to Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, c/o Lindsey Turner, Arts in Action Coordinator; P.O. Box 400226; Booker House, University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA  22904-4226. For information, contact Turner at ljt4b@virginia.edu or 434-924-3728.

— By Jane Ford


Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations