Ben Art Bucks
Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student groups, are eligible to apply for Ben Art Bucks.
What do the grants support?
Ben Art Bucks are intended to support small independent creative projects, and arts-related activities, taking place within the current academic year (examples: museum/venue memberships, trips to view/experience art, art supplies and other costs associated with small projects and/or performances…).
How much can I apply for?
Individual students may apply for up to $100, and student groups may apply for up to $500 (with funds being split amongst members or disbursed to one designated member). We are open to considering slightly larger requests, but we ask that students schedule a meeting with Sachs Program staff when a higher request is needed and before submitting an application.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is no longer receiving submissions for its 2018/2019 Ben Art Bucks grants. Our annual grants process will reopen in the fall of 2019. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Important Info for Grantees
Grants will be disbursed directly to students using Greenphire ClinCards. Greehphire ClinCards may be used like debit cards. Once the approved amount is loaded to the ClinCard and assigned to a student, the ClinCard may used anywhere credit/debit cards are accepted.
These grants are intended to be given in advance of spending; they are not intended as reimbursement.
Students must share documentation of their spending with The Sachs Program, in the form of receipts and a brief report (a 1-2 paragraph reflection statement) within 1 month of their completing the project/using the funds.
Other Important Information
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.