Faculty Grants 

Current faculty can find more information about these opportunities and more on the Development, Grants & Leaves section on the Hub.

Faculty Creative Leave Program

The Faculty Creative Leave Program provides Regular and Technical Faculty with the opportunity to focus exclusively for one semester on the development of artistic, scholarly and/or teaching practices. Please visit the Faculty Creative Leave Program page for more information.

Research & Practice Fellowship Program

The Research & Practice Fellowship Program provides opportunities for students to develop the artistic, intellectual and practice-based tools that will enable them to chart their own path to success through directed, one-on-one learning experiences with renowned faculty. The Program simultaneously provides faculty members with student fellows to support their projects, allowing faculty members to focus on their own artistic work while introducing future artists to the structure of life in the arts.

Travel & Professional Development Grant

The Travel & Professional Development Grant supports travel to conferences, workshops and skill-building trainings.

Nick England Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) Awards

Available for faculty and current students, The Nick England Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) Awards was established at CalArts in 1988 to help increase and sustain the presence of artists from many different 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.


Student Grants

Current students can find more information about these opportunities on the Awards & Project Support section on the Hub.

Tim Disney Prize

The Tim Disney Prize for Excellence in the Storytelling Arts is a $2,500 prize that is awarded annually to one current CalArts student whose originality, courage, and excellence in storytelling illustrates the human condition and uplifts the human spirit. The prize recognizes the courage and commitment to make the world a better place, and the originality to do it through the unique powers of gifted storytelling. 

Nick England Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) Awards

Available for faculty and current students, The Nick England Intercultural Arts Project (ICAP) Awards was established at CalArts in 1988 to help increase and sustain the presence of artists from many different 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.

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 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.

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.

Student Travel Grants

Travel grants are sponsored by the Office of the President and Office of the Provost. Students may request up to $250 to support travel in conjunction with a class project. Grants are awarded as long as funds are available.