Arts Practice and Research - Planning Grant

Arts Practice and Research - Planning Grant

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.


Arts Practice and Research – Planning Grants

These highly competitive grants support specific projects that will enhance the national and international prominence of the arts at UCSC and increase the quality and vitality of research or creative work in theory, scholarship, and/or practice in the arts.​ Applicants may request funds to complete initial research or preparation for a project; support the costs of meeting(s) for a core group of participants including potential outside advisors to the project; travel to relevant sites/resource areas for research or to learn from other similar projects and consult with advisors there, and/or to identify collaborating partners/organizations for subsequent stages of the project. Award amounts generally range from $500-$3,000. Arts Practice and Research grants are open to Arts Division faculty.

Evaluation Criteria

In the project description on the application form, the applicant should detail the specific anticipated outcome of the grant and should specify how the proposed project relates to the overall direction of his/her research and productivity. The committee will consider the quality of the proposal and its potential contribution to the field, as well as the faculty member's record of publication, exhibition, production, or other creative work.​

Other Requirements:

Applicants for ARI funding must have applied for COR funding.

Researchers may not apply for more than one Arts Practice and Research grant at a time, as the committee weighs feasibility of completion among its criteria for funding.

Late or incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the committee. 

Funding will not be carried over after the one year limit (18 months for awards made in the Fall). Any unspent funds will automatically revert to the ARI.​

Grant Timeline:

Application Deadline: November 15 annually 

Individuals will be informed about funding in late December, and ​grants commence in early January.

Spring application Deadline: April 15, annually

Individuals will be informed about funding in late May, and ​grants commence July 1

Apply here.