Images: (top, left to right) Carly Dean (B.Arch '14) and Peter Gudonis B.Arch '14), Illuminations Dance Troupe, Mia Kang (M.Arch '13) and James Blair (M.Arch '13), Elizabeth Corkery (M.F.A. '13), Katherine Somody (M.F.A. '13), Ellen Fullman; (bottom, left to right) Kyle Schumann (B.Arch '13) and Katie MacDonald (B.Arch '13), Raja'a Khalid (M.F.A. '13), Joanna Baucic (B.F.A. '14), Jose Andrée de Leon (M.F.A. '14), Melodramatics Theatre Company, Ferdinand Kohle and Maximilian Spielmann

Program Description  |  Program Guidelines  | Grant Application  | Grantee Resources

Grants for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Projects

Applications for the Individual Grant Program will be accepted Monday, December 5, 2016 through Friday, April 14, 2016 at 11:59pm.

(Includes faculty approval, budget guidelines, and credit to CCA)

Faculty Applicants:
Individual faculty are required to secure non-CCA financial support and list this support on the application. Faculty receiving grants for individual projects may have funds deposited into their research accounts. Faculty proposals must include approval from their Department Chair.

Faculty/Department/Program Applicants:
Applications from Faculty, Departments and Programs are required to secure matching funds from the initiating sponsor of the event.

Student/Student Organization Applicants:
All student proposals must be reviewed for approval by a faculty member relevant to the proposed project.

All Applicants:
The CCA provides funding for materials and fees directly related to create and produce the proposed project. Travel expenses are supported only for visiting artists. Reception, food and beverage costs are not funded. Equipment or software purchases are also not funded.

All publicity for CCA-sponsored events must give credit for CCA sponsorship with the following statement “Sponsored in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.” An announcement of the event, including 2-3 high resolution images (jpeg, 250 ppi) or a video clip (Quicktime format) of perfor­mance (no larger than 20 mb), must be sent to the CCA office at least 4 weeks prior to the event.


1. Read Program Description and Program Guidelines. 
Applications for project proposals are submitted via SlideRoom. Please read the Progam Guidelines for information prior to beginning the application process so that your project meets grant criteria. A few important things to remember:

—Research the exhibition or performance space you propose to guarantee availablity and requirements for use.
—Student applicants must obtain the signature of a faculty member. A signature from a faculty member means that the faculty member has knowledge of the student's work and capacity to complete the project as proposed. The faculty member's signature means he or she has thoroughly reviewed the application and supports it.

2. Create an account on SlideRoom.
Applicants will need to create an account on CCA's SlideRoom page in order to begin the applications process. Please contact the CCA if you have any questions.

3. Complete application form.

4. Complete the budget form.
The budget form is a requirement of the grant application. The budget worksheet must be downloaded, filled out, and uploaded back into the SlideRoom application.

Download the CCA Budget Worksheet (.xlsx)

Download the CCA Budget Worksheet (.pdf)

5. Upload media.
Up to 8 images or videos of past work or work samples is required in addition to the application and budget forms. Applicants will be required to upload media or links to media in the Portfolio section.

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