CCA Individual Grant Program

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Funding for creative projects at Cornell University

The call for applications for the CCA Individual Grant Program is now open.
Application deadline is April 14.

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Individual Grant Program offers direct financial support for the development of new, experimental, and exceptional arts projects by Cornell faculty and students on campus. Project grants are awarded annually with the expectation that supported work will be shared with the university and Ithaca community through an openly accessible exhibition, installation, performance, workshop, lecture, and/or other public event. The intention of the grant program is to foster a vital environment for the creative arts on Cornell’s main campus and its satellite locations and to connect Cornell artists to the art world at large.

The grant program is particularly interested in promoting original, emergent and critically-engaged art forms and ideas. Work that takes an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach is strongly encouraged. Successful past applicants have used grant funds to create exceptional work in a myriad of formats including painting, sculpture, prints, wearable designs, clothing, prose, poetry, new media, video, film, software, site-specific installations, music concerts, new music compositions, designed objects, built environments, conferences, workshops, residencies, dance, performances, journals, zines, student-curated exhibitions, and social practice collaborations.

The CCA will host in-person information sessions to answer questions about applying for a 2017-18 CCA Grant. Mark your calendar now and watch for additional sessions to be added.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Noon-1:00 pm; 115 Sibley Hall

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Noon-1:00 pm; 115 Sibley Hall

For more information about applying for a CCA Individual Grant, contact the CCA Office at (607) 255-7274 or

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