Arts Research Institute Grants and project support

Arts Research Institute Grants and project support

 

Superheroes and Other Misfits Visiting Artist Program

The Arts Research Institute is pleased to announce a new program designed to bring Visiting Artists to campus for both short- and longer-term events, from classroom visits to week-long residency opportunities. The Superheroes and Other Misfits program is part of ARI's Art and Oppression initiative, and is intended to engage artists and scholars whose work explores critical issues related to freedom of expression, censorship, race and representation, and which promotes critical examinations of justice, equity and diversity through the arts

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Co-sponsorship 

Applications for co-sponsorship of events are accepted on an ongoing basis. Amounts for co-sponsorship range between $50-$400, and generally do not exceed the contribution of the event’s main sponsor or half of the overall budget. 

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Mini Grants 

Applications for ARI mini-grants are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed on the 15th of each month. Award amounts will fall in the $100-$1,000 range. Open to Arts Division faculty.

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Arts and Oppression Initiative 

The Art and Oppression Initiative funds opportunities for faculty and students to strengthen freedom of expression, with a focus on censorship, race, and representation. Opportunities include the Student Comics  Competition/Class a teaching opportunity open to all faculty;  the Superheroes + Other Misfits Visiting Artist program open to all faculty, a themed graduate student teaching fellowship and additional support for student research that engages with topics related Art and Oppression.

 
 

The following ARI grant programs require that the faculty applicant also apply for COR funding.
All programs have deadlines of November 15, April 15. 

 

Arts Practice and Research - Planning 

Planning grants are available for projects that may need further development before applying for implementation. Award amounts generally range from $500-$3,000 depending on the scope and needs of the project. Open to Arts Division Faculty.

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Arts Practice and Research - Implementation

Implementation grants are offered to artists, scholars, collaborative teams, and centers to move their ideas from planning into practice. Award amounts will range from $5,000-$20,000 depending on the scope and needs of the project. Applicants must show evidence of other funding contributions. Open to Arts Division faculty. 

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Individual Research Assistance

Eligible expenses include graduate or undergraduate student research assistance, or other staffing assistance, and the purchase of research-related equipment. Award amounts generally range from $500-$1500, or up to $2500 if mentoring an undergraduate researcher. Open to Arts Division faculty.

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Collaborative Research

This award supports collaborative work whose interdisciplinarity is essential to the project’s conceptualization and which draws upon techniques, methodologies, and media from multiple disciplines for its execution. Visiting Artists and scholars may also be proposed in this category. Awards range from $500-$5,000. Open to faculty from any department.

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Faculty Release Time Fellowship

ARI Research Fellowships provide faculty in the Arts Division with one course replacement in order to pursue their research. Award recipients will be designated ARI Fellows and are required to deliver a public lecture or hold a seminar on a topic related to their research during their tenure as fellows.

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Equity and Innovation Grant

ARI Innovation and Equity Grants are available to students, faculty, and staff, and are meant to encourage new and sustainable ways to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity within the Arts Division. Award amounts will range from $500-$5,000 depending on the scope and potential impact of the project. Student applicants are encouraged to consult with ARI staff prior to submitting - we want to make sure your voices are heard.

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Arts Division Support for Scholarly Journals

The Arts Division includes within its research mission activities that span the divide between service and faculty scholarship, that foster and advance important and significant research within a wide range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Editors of scholarly journals that contribute to this mission may request support from the Arts Research Institute.

Funds will come from the Division; requests will be submitted to and reviewed by ARI.

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*These programs are made possible by the generous support of the UC Santa Cruz Office of Research / ARI seed fund program