XARTS Fund Information Session

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music), 223 77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 Interested in applying for the XARTS Fund, which supports multi-disciplinary artistic projects during the summer and winter term? Come to the info session to learn more about the application process! During this session, students will have the opportunity to speak with Dana Jessen, Director of Professional Development in the Conservatory, to ask questions about the grant and application process. The XARTS Fund supports the development and execution of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, artistic projects to be implemented during winter term by students in both the Conservatory of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creative and focused cross-disciplinary endeavors will be awarded grants of up to $4,000. Applications for summer projects are due on April 1,...

Deadline for XARTS Fund Applications Spring 2016

The XARTS Fund supports the development and execution of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, artistic projects to be implemented during winter term by students in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creative and focused cross-disciplinary endeavors will be awarded grants of up to $4,000. Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the application process and the challenges of implementing funded projects by taking advantage of workshops, courses, and advising through the Creativity & Leadership and the Conservatory Professional Development Offices. Applicants are encouraged to review their proposals prior to submission with the Conservatory Director of Professional Development. Additional information and application process can be found...

Deadline for Ignition Fund Grant Applications Spring 2016

Have an idea you want to explore? A project you want to get off the ground? Oberlin can help. Ignition Grants–awards of up to $1,500–are designed to support students with early-stage and conceptual ideas for an entrepreneurial project, broadly defined. Any current student in the College or Conservatory is encouraged to apply. In addition to funds to support your work, Creativity & Leadership staff and alumni mentors will provide hands-on support. The deadline for spring application is April 11, 2016. Click here for additional information and to...

Pitch Weekend Kick-Off Events

Pitch Weekend 2016 kicks off with a series of events at the A.J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies. These events are free and open to the public. 2:30-4:00pm    ReLaunch: Past Participant Panel      Jason Gates, Ben Chehebar – Compology Camy Newman ’02 – Pop Up Plus Jason Williams ’05 – Get with the Program Andrew Liang ’10, Michael Woods – Greenstart 4:00-5:30pm     Reception/Networking/Breakouts 5:30-6:30pm     Keynote Béla Schwartz, CFO, Riverside Evelyne White ’04, CEO and Cofounder, SixPlus and Bookalokal...

Deadline for XARTS Fund Applications Fall 2015

The XARTS Fund supports the development and execution of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, artistic projects to be implemented during winter term by students in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creative and focused cross-disciplinary endeavors will be awarded grants of up to $4,000. Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the application process and the challenges of implementing funded projects by taking advantage of workshops, courses, and advising through the Creativity & Leadership and the Conservatory Professional Development Offices. Applicants are encouraged to review their proposals prior to submission with the Conservatory Director of Professional Development. Additional information and application process can be found...

LaunchU 2016 Pitch Day

Please join us Saturday, January 23, 2016 for our fourth annual LaunchU Pitch Day. Guests are welcome to attend in person, or watch the proceedings via live streaming. The full schedule of Pitch Weekend events–all of which are free and open to the public–can be found below. If you have any questions, please call 440.775.8567 or email creativity@oberlin.edu. We look forward to seeing you there! 9:00am          Coffee/Pastries (Wendell Logan Lobby, Kohl Building) 10:00am        LaunchU Pitch Competition (Clonick Hall, Kohl Building) 1:00pm          Informal Lunch (McGregor Skybar, Kohl Building) 2:30pm          LaunchU Team Feedback Sessions (Bibbins Hall 223, 224, 237, 238) 4:30pm          Reception (Stull Hall, Bibbins Hall Third Floor) 5:30pm          Awards Ceremony (Stull Hall, Bibbins Hall Third Floor)...

LaunchU 2016 Venture Accelerator

Do you have an idea that could change the world? LaunchU, Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator and pitch competition, is open to current students, faculty, staff and alumni who are launching or growing all types of ventures. Whether it is an arts ensemble or a tech company, a local business or a global impact enterprise, we want to help. Take your idea to the next level working with mentors and advisers then compete for investment capital for your new or existing venture. Applications are due October 30, 2015 for the January 2016 cohort. Interested in applying, or simply want to learn more? Get connected with the LaunchU...

Deadline for Flint Initiative Grant Applications Fall 2015

Flint Initiative Grants (FIGs) provide innovative, motivated, and prepared Conservatory and Double-Degree students opportunities to develop imaginative artistic projects to be implemented during winter term. Individual or group projects will be awarded grants of up to $4,000. Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the application process and the challenges of implementing funded projects by taking advantage of workshops and courses offered through the Creativity & Leadership Project. Applicants are also encouraged to review their proposals prior to submission with any Creativity and Leadership staff. More information and application information can be found...

Deadline for LaunchU 2016 Applications

Do you have an idea that could change the world? LaunchU, Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator and pitch competition, is open to current students, faculty, staff and alumni who are launching or growing all types of ventures. Whether it is an arts ensemble or a tech company, a local business or a global impact enterprise, we want to help. Take your idea to the next level working with mentors and advisers then compete for investment capital for your new or existing venture. Applications are due October 30, 2015 for the January 2016 cohort. Interested in applying, or simply want to learn more? Get connected with the LaunchU...

Deadline for Ignition Fund Grant Applications Fall 2015

Have an idea you want to explore? A project you want to get off the ground? Oberlin can help. Ignition Grants–awards of up to $1,500–are designed to support students with early-stage and conceptual ideas for an entrepreneurial project, broadly defined. Any current student in the College or Conservatory is encouraged to apply. In addition to funds to support your work, Creativity & Leadership staff and alumni mentors will provide hands-on support. The deadline for fall application is October 5, 2015. Click here to...