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Diversity / ICAP Grants

Below are funding opportunities for faculty and students to support projects and performances related to diversity and multiculturalism.

In general, the committee will only fund projects one time. Preference will be given to first time applicants whose proposals meet the committees mentioned below criteria.

The committee will review proposals on the dates listed below and welcomes applicants who would like to make a brief verbal prsentation to the committee. Please indicate on your proposal if you would like to speak to the committee.

Intercultural Arts Project Committee (ICAP) Grants

Available for Faculty & Students

The Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) was established at CalArts in 1988 to help increase and sustain the presence of artists from many cultures (emphasis on artists who live and work beyond the Eurocentric sphere while maintaining the aesthetic perspective of their specific backgrounds). The Project seeks to foster the mutual exchange of aesthetic, social, and political concerns through artistic interaction among diverse artists, the CalArts community, and the wider constituencies of Southern California.

Proposals should include an instructional component and an event. The event should be open to the entire Institute and take place during the academic year. Faculty should be directly involved in the project. There is an expectation of financial support from the School that is sponsoring the project. Funding may be used to provide travel for artists.

Schools, programs or individuals may submit project proposals for consideration. Grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Subcommittee of the Diversity Committee.

The committee assesses and ranks the proposals on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Clarity with which the project articulates how it addresses/engages with issues of diversity.
  • Clarity and viability of the project.
  • Accessibility/engagement/participation of the larger CalArts community.

ICAP Grant Proposal Application (pdf)
Deadlines: Proposals are due by the 1st of each month

Diversity Grant

Available for Students

Modest grants of $300 to fund student projects in support of diversity
at CalArts through interaction, education, and practice are available.
Collaborative proposals involving participants from more than one school are encouraged, and projects must be open and accessible to the Institute as a whole. It is important to clearly articulate how your project promotes diversity. Please note that this grant does not support travel. Grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Subcommittee of the Diversity Committee.

The committee assesses and ranks the proposals on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Clarity with which the project articulates how it addresses/engages with issues of diversity.
  • Clarity and viability of the project.
  • Accessibility/engagement/participation of the larger CalArts community.

Diversity Grant Proposal Application (pdf) 
Deadlines: Proposals are due by the 1st of each month.

Proposals are reviewed and grants awarded on the third week of each month.

How Do I Submit Receipts for Reimbursement?

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis upon the submission of a list of expenses with explanations to the proposed budget line item with original receipts attached. Students may make up to two reimbursement requests, and the first reimbursement request must be at least half of the award amount. 

Please read the directions for reimbursement and complete the Diversity Grant Reimbursement Form. Completed forms and receipts can be submitted to Bree Howard, Provost Office. 

Reimbursement Deadline: May 31, 2015

Questions?

Contact Bree Howard, Office of the Provost

Last edited by bhoward on Oct 08, 2014
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