ArtsLehigh’s Student Arts/Creativity Grants, provide limited funding to support student initiatives in the arts and arts-related creative projects. Student groups are encouraged to apply for grants to support projects such as juried art exhibitions, theatrical productions, performances, site specific art, workshops, etc. Individual students may also apply for grants provided they show the sponsorship of a faculty mentor, departmental/program advisor or official student group. Projects should have a significant impact on campus life beyond the membership of the group or individual applying for the grant. For an application click here.
WHAT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE?
Funds up to $250 are available to support student-led arts/creativity activities.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any Lehigh University student can apply for funding. For groups that are not formally registered with Student Affairs, a sponsoring Lehigh department or program is required. Funding will be not given for proposals submitted AFTER the activity has taken place.
Criteria for Arts/Creativity Grants
All proposals must:
- Employ peer-to-peer leadership and expertise to promote student learning through the arts
- Instill a sense of the arts’ power to enhance understanding, build communities, and transform lives
In addition, proposals should meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Increase understanding of or proficiency in the arts
- Expose students to unfamiliar art forms and communities
- Create a significant impact on student life and learning at Lehigh
- Employ the arts as a means of addressing challenging topics
- Involve diverse communities for cultural exchange
Spring 2011 Deadline is February 18 with notification on March 4.
What the ArtsLehigh grant DOESN’T support – individual research projects: individual (or solo) student art exhibitions, solo recitals, individual publications, or individual research projects. For those endeavors, there is funding available through the CAS Undergraduate Research Grant.
What’s the difference? Simply put, ArtsLehigh’s mission is to deepen the engagement with the arts for a broad constituency. In order for our limited resources to have biggest impact, our grant criteria is to support activities that engage a wider group.