ARI Grants

On-campus funding opportunities to support faculty research

UC system-wide funding opportunities

Extramural funding agencies and foundations


Additional sources for information on funding for arts research and practice include:


Faculty will automatically be added to ARI’s monthly mailing of arts funding opportunities, the Arts Funding Snapshot. All UCSC faculty and graduate students are eligible to sign up for a free Pivot account. Use your UCSC email address for access to customized searches of funding sources.

The Arts Research Institute offers grants to UCSC faculty, students and staff. The majority of our funding goes to support Arts Division faculty research and practice, and is intended as seed funding to launch projects and lead to extramural support. 

Finding Funding and Proposal Writing 101 Workshop Video 
Video recording of an ARI workshop on finding funding to support your work, and proposal writing 101. ARI's Holly Unruh and Hannah Jasper were joined in conversation by Arts faculty Nicol Hammond (music) and John Jota Leaños (FDM). This workshop was geared toward graduate students and early career faculty, and is appropriate for anyone wanting to hone their grant-seeking skills.