Student Arts Innovation
Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student groups, are eligible to apply for Student Arts Innovation Grants.
What do the grants support?
Student Arts Innovation Grants are intended to support ambitious student-developed and student-driven projects – performances, exhibitions, convenings, etcetera. Grant-supported activities must take place in the Summer or Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020.
How much can you apply for?
Students and student groups may request up to $5,000, and must apply with a department, program, or center serving as the fiscal conduit (the entity that will receive and administer grant funds). In all Student Arts Innovation Grant applications, the fiscal conduit must be named and their approval must be clearly given.
To apply for a Student Arts Innovation Grant, start by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your idea, using the appropriate form.
The Sachs Program staff will follow up by email to schedule a meeting to discuss the project proposed and potentially to request additional information.
The materials to apply will be shared following a meeting or conversation with Sachs Program staff.
Applications will be due February 1.
Sachs Program staff are happy to review and provide feedback on applications and budgets prior to and directly following submission.
Applications will be evaluated by a Sachs Program Committee and by The Sachs Program Advisory Board. Deliberations will be driven by The Sachs Program’s priorities, will take into account the criteria, and will consider other Penn resources available to the applicant for this work. Decisions will be made in April 2019.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources, and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding (from a department, program, or center) is strongly encouraged for Student Arts Innovation Grants, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraw from the pool.
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.