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GRANT PROPOSAL CATEGORIES
The CCA awards grants to projects in four categories: Visual and Media Arts; Space and Installation Arts; Performance and Music Arts; and Writing and Literary Arts. Examples of the types of projects or media supported in each category include but are not limited to the following:
Visual and Media Arts:
Drawing, Illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, video, film, animation, interaction design, new media, data visualizations, software, apparel/fashion design.
Space and Installation Arts:
Indoor/outdoor installations, sculpture, site-specific works, interactive environments, architectural design, industrial design, interior design, lighting design, stage set design, curated exhibitions, festivals, workshops, and screenings.
Performance and Music Arts:
Choreography, composition, conducting, directing, movement and dance, musical and vocal performance, performance art, and theatrical performance.
Writing and Literary Arts:
Creative writing, poetry, prose, literary performance, poetry/book readings, student literary publications, and scriptwriting.
APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA
Each grant cycle, a panel of five faculty members in the arts and one student in the arts/art history is convened to review all submitted applications. Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:
— Quality of the artistic work and project concept
— Artistic significance of the project
— Potential impact on the academic, artistic and cultural community
— Degree to which project expands boundaries of a particular discipline
— Potential for the project to achieve artist’s intended outcomes
— Feasibility of Project Scope
— Appropriateness of the budget and resources required
— Quality and clarity of the project goals and design
— Qualifications of the project’s organizers
CONDITIONS FOR APPLICATION
(Includes faculty approval, budget guidelines, and credit to CCA)
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.
Applications from 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 review for approval by a faculty member relevant to the proposed project.
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.