REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Download HERE or see below
NEXT DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 5PM
OFFICIAL APPLICATION HERE
ARTSTEM PROJECT GRANTS . . . FAQs
ARTStem invites proposals for any amount up to $4000 to support projects during the 2010-2011 academic year that help teachers and students explore the varied intersections between the visual and performing arts and the “STEM” subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
What is ARTStem?
- ARTStem is a project dedicated to forging a deep and innovative relationship between UNCSA faculty and public school educators by promoting collaborations that explore the relationship between learning and teaching in the arts and the so-called “STEM” disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. During 2009-2010, ARTStem involved a group of eighteen faculty from across UNCSA and R.J. Reynolds High School. This year, ARTStem aims to generate a series of faculty projects that will bring ARTStem core ideas to a broader set of students, instructors, and staff at both institutions.
Who is eligible for ARTStem Project Grants?
- Full-time and Part-time faculty and staff at UNCSA and faculty at R.J. Reynolds High School (every proposal must include at least one faculty member as “Project Leader”)
- Individuals from other organizations and community groups (as part of proposal submitted with a faculty member at either institution)
- Proposals can be submitted by individuals or groups. Preference may be given to proposals that show the greatest potential to reach participants and/or audiences at both institutions.
How much support can a proposal request (as in . . . how much $$$)?
- ANY AMOUNT up to $4000. Modest classroom projects that might only require a few hundred dollars, or larger ones with more complicated costs, will be considered.
What can grant support be used for?
- All costs associated with developing and implementing project (e.g. equipment/material purchase, guest speaker honoraria, travel costs, etc.) *equipment purchases will need to adhere to institutional purchasing policies
What kinds of proposals will be considered?
- Any project consistent with ARTStem’s mission to help educators and their students explore the different ways the visual and performing arts can intersect with any of the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, or math.
- Such projects might include (but are certainly not limited to): Original works of visual or performing arts, guest lecturers or performers for student audience/s, exhibition development, lesson-plan development and implementation, course development and implementation, etc, etc.
- You tell us! We’re excited to see ideas emerge from both campuses.
When must grant-funded activity take place?
- All grant-funded activity should take place before JUNE 1, 2011
Deadlines for Proposals?
- First deadline: Friday, October 1st (5pm) *Estimated notification date 1 week later.
- Second deadline: Friday, December 3rd (5pm)
- Third deadline (if funds remain after 2nd round): Friday, March 4th (5pm)
If my/our proposal is accepted, what will I be required to do?
- Complete the proposed project & document
- Keep ARTStem apprised of progress and opportunities to learn about and see the implementation of your project
- Contribute to ARTStem blog to report on your work
- Participate in one scheduled ARTStem workshop with other grant recipients (date TBA)
I have some more questions. Who should I contact?
- The ARTStem website (http://www.artstem.org) might help you fill in some blanks, or even help you generate ideas for projects. Please visit!
- Any member of the ARTStem Advisory Committee will be happy to talk with you, help answer your questions, chat about a proposal idea, and/or help put you in touch with others who can help. Feel free to contact any of us:
- Mike Wakeford (ARTStem Project Director; History, UAP, UNCSA)
- Angell Caudill (Director, Arts Magnet, Reynolds HS)
- David English (Interim Associate Academic Officer, UNCSA)
- Matt Fussell (Visual Arts, Reynolds HS)
- Dr. Janna Levin (Science, UAP, UNCSA)
- Joe Lopina (Film, UNCSA)
- Ashley Witherspoon (Science, Reynolds HS)