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 a deeper and more vital connection 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 a part of this process, the CUGS Arts Committee is issuing a call for a wide range of proposals that are associated with these goals. 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 while helping to buttress Trinity’s arts presence in the city.
- Be far-reaching and sustainable (with the potential for additional future funding).
The committee retains the right to not fund any proposal in the unlikely event it is determined that no proposals meet the criteria.
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, through a subsequent request for applicants to submit more detailed information, such as 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 by November 9, 2012.
Members of the CUGS Arts Committee:
Eric Galm, Associate Professor of Music (co-chair)
Sheila Fisher, Associate Academic Dean
Kevin González, Assistant Professor of English (Fall 2012)
Seth Markle, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies (Fall 2012)
Jason Rojas, Director of Community Relations
Committee Members on Leave:
Michael Preston, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance (co-chair, on leave 2012-2013)
Ciaran Berry, Assistant Professor of English (on leave, Fall 2012)
James Prakash Younger, Assistant Professor of English (on leave, 2012-2013)