Nick England Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) Grant
Available for Students, Faculty and Staff
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, with an emphasis on artists who live and work beyond the Eurocentric sphere while maintaining the aesthetic perspective of their specific backgrounds. The program 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.
Guidelines: Grant 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.
Criteria: Schools, programs or individuals may submit project proposals for consideration. Grant applications are reviewed by the IDEA Grants Committee. The Committee assesses and ranks the applications on the basis of the following criteria:
- The proposal clearly articulates how the project addresses the goal of the grant, which is "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."
- The proposal includes a clearly articulated plan for how the event component will engage the entire Institute, including how the event will be publicized and made accessible to the larger CalArts community.
- The proposal clearly defines the instructional component and its intended audience.
- The project is viable, with respect to the project's proposed timeline, budget, and level of department sponsorship.
While there is no cap on ICAP grant amounts, awards tend to range between $500-$1,500. This is a competitive grant opportunity and not all proposals are guaranteed to receive funding. Additionally, it is not unusual for selected proposals to be awarded partial funding, so please prepare accordingly. A strong proposal will include: a detailed budget that accounts for other revenue sources and indicates what funding is anticipated versus secured and an explanation on how you will be using the funds, if awarded.
If your project has already taken place at the time of application, please be prepared to provide a 1-3 page qualitative impact report along with this application.
If your proposal is awarded funding and your project has already taken place at the time of award notification, please be prepared to provide a 1-3 page qualitative impact report within 30 days of notification.
Mariela DeMaio, IDEA Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)