Student Arts Grants

Student Arts Grants

Applications are sought for extracurricular arts projects.

Including Spark! Grants, Creative Spaces Grants, and other funding opportunities for the arts on campus

About

Student Arts Grants enhance the rich and varied cultural landscape throughout campus by supporting the creation of arts projects by students. These grants provide financial support for producing on-campus performances and exhibitions.

 

This grant is administered by the Office of the Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts.

Grants for Performing Arts Projects

Spark! Grants

For undergraduate students. Individual or group projects are accepted, with priority given to projects focusing on events on campus such as live performances, film screenings, and concerts. Projects must be extra-curricular, and not related to coursework, degrees, or senior honors thesis. Funding is not intended for travel or lodging expenses or for major equipment purchases. Funding does not generally pay for stipends or hiring professionals. Awards are made up to $1,500 per grant and expected to be completed within two quarters after being awarded. 

 

Spark! grants are made possible by a generous gift from Leslie and George Hume. 

Graduate Production Support Grants

For graduate students. Individual or group projects are accepted, with priority given to projects focusing on events on campus such as live performances, film screenings, and concerts. Projects must be extra-curricular, and not related to coursework, degrees, or MFA work. Funding is not intended for travel or lodging expenses or for major equipment purchases. Funding does not generally pay for stipends or hiring professional. Awards are made up to $1,500 per grant and expected to be completed within two quarters after being awarded. 

Creative Spaces Grant

Open to undergraduates and graduates. These grants are intended to support student performances in some of the most sought after spaces on campus. Grants will provide both guaranteed performance dates and funding for production costs in the following venues:

 

Bing Concert Hall Studio

  • Sun 2/7 (rehearsal only), Sat 2/13-Sun 2/14 (performances)
  • Sat 3/5-Sun 3/6 (performances only)
  • Thu 4/28 (rehearsal only), Fri 5/6-Sat 5/7 (performances)
  • Sat 5/21-Sat 5/22 (performances only)

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

  • Fri 1/29-Sun 1/31

Oshman Hall

  • Fri 2/12-Sun 2/14
  • Fri 4/15-Sun 4/17

 

Creative Spaces grants are made possible by support from The Stanford Fund.

Grants for Visual Art Projects

Visual Art Exhibition Grant

Open to undergraduates and graduates. Individual or group projects are accepted, with priority given to projects focusing on exhibitions. Projects must be extra-curricular, and not related to coursework, degrees, or senior honors thesis or MFA work. Awards are made up to $1,500 per grant and expected to be completed within two quarters after being awarded.

Applications now being accepted!

Please contact Sabrina Wilensky with any questions.

How to Apply

All Student Arts Grants use a common application that requires the following materials: 

1. Project Proposal 
2. Project Budget  (Please submit a completed Budget Form, saved as a PDF, with every application.) 
3. Portfolio Samples (optional) 

Applicants for Creative Spaces Grants may be required to submit additional information regarding date selection and the technical requirements of their production.

Grant Timeline

Fall applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Tuesday October 13, 2015. 

Applicants will receive notification of awards by week eight of each quarter (respectively). Grant recipients will then have the two quarters following to complete their project. For projects that receive funding in the fall quarter competition, projects must be completed by the end of spring quarter following.

Funding and Expectations

Grant recipients will be expected to participate in an orientation meeting, have regular check-ins, document their creative process, and do an on-campus presentation of the completed project. Grants will be funded on a reimbursement bases. Recipients are expected to keep receipts and invoices and submit them promptly. If you have a question about funds please contact Sabrina Wilensky.