Request for CUGS Arts Grant Proposals – Due Friday, November 7, 2014
The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS), under the
direction of Dean Xiangming Chen, has provided funding to highlight creative
expression that engages urban and global themes and also forges stronger
connections between the communities of Hartford and students, faculty and staff
at Trinity. Although the Arts Initiative has a modest budget, it is the largest
single allotment of unrestricted funds within the CUGS budget. As part of
this process, the CUGS Arts Committee is issuing a call for proposals that
fulfill these goals. For the Academic Year 2014-2015, there will be a
call for proposals for both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. Any member of the Trinity faculty (including
those retired) may submit a proposal. To encourage the widest possible range of
ideas, the CUGS Arts Committee will not define the types of fundable projects
further, other than to specify they should meet the following criteria:
- Use of the arts (any media) to engage
global/urban issues, particularly those in which global issues are
reflected within the communities of Hartford.
- Demonstrate a reciprocal collaboration between
Trinity and Hartford constituencies. As stated above: the project should
forge, through the arts, a deeper and more vital connection between the
communities of Hartford and the students, faculty, and staff at Trinity.
- Increase the visibility and accessibility of
the arts on campus and in the community, leveraging the College’s artistic
and educational resources while showcasing fresh artistic perspectives and
Trinity’s dynamic role within the arts, culture and community building
landscape of Hartford.
- Demonstrate the potential to serve as an
innovative model for future projects and/or possess the potential for
further growth and far-reaching impact that can be sustained over time
(with the potential for additional future funding).
The committee retains the right to
not fund any proposal in the unlikely event that no proposals meet the
Preliminary proposals should include:
- A short narrative project description that
addresses each of the criteria discussed above and includes a plan for
assessing the success of the project.
- Amount requested.
- A preliminary time-line and budget. A list of
individual and institutional project participants and their roles (these
items may be integrated into the project narrative).
The committee will request additional
information from a select group of proposals, including a budget summary,
letters of commitment from relevant Hartford organizations, biographies of
participants, etc. Grant proposals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: The Committee will consider any project or event
scheduled to take place in the Fall of 2015.
Members of the CUGS Arts Committee:
Eric Galm, Associate Professor of Music (Chair)
Sonia Cardenas, Associate Academic Dean and Professor of Political Science
Seth Markle, Assistant Professor of
History and International Studies
Jason Rojas, President’s Chief of