Artistic Citizenship Collaborative Creative Grant

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Artistic Citizenship Collaborative Creative Grant

The College of Fine Arts is invested in ensuring that all its affiliated members feel that they are a part of the different endeavors taking place in our creative community and, to that end, we are activating the concept of Artistic Citizenship. This concept encapsulates the idea that we are all part of an artistic ecosystem, either as makers, audiences, facilitators and/or administrators. Working with this basic definition, we invite undergraduate and graduate student teams to help shape the contours of how the college can further the idea of Artistic Citizenship. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to propose experience-based, community-engaged, and/or supplementary learning projects that advance their interpretation of Artistic Citizenship.


General Information

This new College of Fine Arts initiative for the 2024-2025 academic year is in the spirit of co-creation, and students are invited to collaborate with someone outside their discipline. Each application will consist of two Fine Arts students from two different departments/disciplines. Preference will be given to cross-departmental creative projects.

Upcoming info sessions

The Office of Community Engagement and Public Practice will host two virtual information sessions about this grant opportunity on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. They are not mandatory to apply. We hope you can attend one if you have any questions. 



Applications will be due Sept. 16, 2024.


Top prizes:

  • $3,000 each for the 3 top proposals 
  • $2,000 each for the 2 second-place proposals


Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Fine Arts.

As part of the application, you will be asked to:

  • Upload a joint artistic statement (200 words).
  • Project title (if applicable) and proposal (200 words).
  • A preliminary budget, how the funds will be used.


Student teams will work on their creative collaborative projects during the academic year 2024-25. All awardees will be expected to publicly present their funded projects in a spring 2025 showcase event, even if these projects are still in process.