Project Assistance Grants at CalArts
There are a number of funding streams available to CalArts' students who are working on specific art projects.
DAFCA (Disney Artists for CalArts) Grants
DAFCA grants are designed to assist students with emergencies that cannot be addressed by obtaining an Emergency Loan. Registered students who have unmet financial need are eligible to receive $100 maximum but in special circumstances may be eligible for up to $200 per academic year. Applications are available through the Student Affairs Office. Grants are awarded as long as funds are available and are not made during breaks.
Deans’ Reserve Funds
These funds are distributed at the discretion of the Dean of each school or his/her representative. Like the DAFCA grant, it is given only to students who have unmet financial need. More information is available from the offices of the individual Deans.
Student Affairs Project Grants
Registered students who have unmet financial need and need assistance with the completion of a project are eligible for these grants. Awards are generally $100. Applications are available in the Student Affairs Office and are reviewed and awarded at the end of each month, as long as funds are available. Grants are not made during breaks.
Student Council Grants
Student Council produces a variety of events and awards grants for selected student activities and projects. Each Fall semester, the granting application process is determined and applications are available from the Student Council Office in Room D216. Their telephone extension is 2255.
Diversity Student Projects Grants
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 to the Institute. Grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Subcommittee of the Diversity Committee. Diversity Student Projects Grant Proposal Forms are due November 2, 2012, February 1, 2013, and March 1, 2013. Contact Trish Patryla, Office of the Provost, at 661-222-2732.
Intercultural Arts Project Committee (ICAP) Grants
Recently renamed the Nick England Intercultural Arts Project, ICAP was established at CalArts in 1988 to help increase and sustain the presence of artists from many cultures. 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. Grant applications are reviewed by the Grants Subcommittee of the Diversity Committee. ICAP Proposal Forms are due by the 1st of each month. Contact Trish Patryla, Office of the Provost, at 661-222-2732.
Interdisciplinary Project Grants
Interdisciplinary Project Grants are available to students who will be enrolled at CalArts during the semester of the award. Grants are available for up to $1,500 to support projects with a significant interdisciplinary element. A request for proposals and application instructions will be sent to all students via email in advance of the deadline. Interdisciplinary Project Grant Proposals are due November 2, 2012 and February 1, 2013. Questions? Contact the Office of the Provost at 661.255.1050 x2124.