Call for Proposals - The deadline for the Spring 2016 semester is January 19, 2016
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 2015-2016, there will be a call for proposals for both the Fall 2015 semester and the Spring 2016 semester. 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:
of the arts (any media) to engage global/urban issues, particularly those
in which global issues are reflected within the communities of Hartford.
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.
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.
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 criteria.
Preliminary proposals should
short narrative project description that addresses each of the criteria
discussed above and includes a plan for assessing the success of the
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
The Committee will consider any project or event scheduled to take place in Fall