ArtsEngine Student MicroGrantFunding for Interdisciplinary Student Projects + Research 2017-2018 Information and Application
Note: The ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant program is closed for 2016-2017. Applications for 2017-2018 will be considered in the first cycle of funding in October.
ArtsEngine stimulates and supports integrative project-based creative work and sustained research among faculty and students from North Campus and other U-M units. As a joint effort between Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and College of Engineering, ArtsEngine fosters transformative cross-disciplinary approaches and collaborations.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Grant Award Amount:Up to $1000
Anticipiated 2017-2018 Funding Cycles + Deadlines:
Round I: deadline is October 6, 2017
Round II: deadline is November 17, 2017
Round III: deadline is February 2, 2018
- Main grant applicant must belong to one of ArtsEngine's North Campus sponsoring colleges (see above), but team members can be from any U-M unit.
- Current undergraduate and graduate students from U-M may apply (as individuals or teams).
- Student organizations may also apply.
Criteria for Projects and Research:
- Project must be interdisciplinary (involving more than one discipline), with art as a primary focus. This may include projects that involve visual arts, design, architecture, literary arts, theatre, dance, film, performance and music.
- A wide spectrum of involved disciplines is encouraged (i.e. engineering and dance; biology and music, etc.)
- Project component funded by ArtsEngine must be realized by June 2017.
- Project should demonstrate campus and/or local community impact.
- Projects are expected to be student-led, although faculty and staff can participate as team members.
INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
You may save the application at any time and return later to finish if needed; however, we encourage you to have the following information ready:
1. Grant Narrative (please address the following questions in a minimum of 500 words)
- Describe your project and the expected impact on campus and/or the local community
- Describe how the project is interdisciplinary and why this approach is appropriate for your project.
- If this is a group project, describe the benefits and challenges of this interdisciplinary collaboration.
- How do you anticipate carrying out the project? Explain the general timeline and describe team member responsibilities.
2. Project Budget
- List all expenses and indicate those that ArtsEngine funds will cover
- Include secured funding from other sources
3. Supporting Materials
- Be ready to attach docs or links that help demonstrate the merit of your project (i.e. drawings, videos, advertisements, etc.).
If you have questions regarding ArtsEngine Student MicroGrants contact Deb Mexicotte, Associate Director for ArtsEngine. Don't forget to follow ArtsEngine on Twitter to discover the name of the winners @UMArtsEngine.