Applications are now being accepted for two spring grant cycles:

April 1, 2016: XARTS Fund Applications Due

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 here.

April 11, 2016: Ignition Grant Applications Due

Ignition Fund awards of up to $1,500 support students exploring an idea, venture, or project. The Ignition Fund is ideal for students with early-stage and conceptual ideas, and a recommended means of developing an application for LaunchU. In addition to cash to support your work, Creativity & Leadership staff and alumni will provide hands-on support.

Additional information and application process can be found here.

If you are considering applying for an XARTS Fund grant and would like more guidance, please contact Director of Conservatory Professional Development Dana Jessen at 775-8686. If you are considering applying for an Ignition Grant and would like more guidance, please contact Director of Entrepreneurship Elyzabeth Holford at 775-5519.