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Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival

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Faculty Research Grants for the Arts

About Faculty Research Grants for the Arts

The Faculty Research Grants for the Arts (formally known as Arts In Action Project Grants) provides funding for an annual collaborative public art project. This grant is open to teams composed of any combination of UVa faculty and students, and could take the form of performance or exhibition through visual art, music, dance, drama, media arts, or multi-disciplinary arts. It is also meant to highlight faculty research and to encourage the creation of new work that engages a University-wide audience. Proposals will be vetted through a peer review process, organized by the Vice Provost for the Arts.

Only collaborative projects will be considered for this award. While not required, we encourage projects that involve students and faculty from multiple schools or departments, and which take advantage of the resources of the new Betsy & John Casteen Arts Grounds. The committee intends to make one or two grants in the $20,000-$60,000 range per year.

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Notification Deadline: May 5, 2014

Funding Provided: July 2014 and must be spent by June 30, 2015

Please provide the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Collaborators (indicate student/faculty and their role in the project)
  • Briefly describe the project you envision. What is the main subject? Who will be involved? How many (and which) departments will be included? What programs and events will be included? What do you hope people will learn from this project?
  • What programs and events will be included? What do you hope people will learn from this project?
  • A detailed plan of work
  • A breakdown of the proposed budget
  • A brief biography for each of the collaborators

Please submit proposals to Emma Terry (contact information found below)

Contact Us

Vice Provost for the Arts office

Jody Kielbasa email >
Vice Provost for the Arts & Director, Virginia Film Festival
434.409.2521
PO Box 400308
Booker House, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4226

Emma Terry email >
Staff Assistant to the Vice Provost for the Arts
434.924.5844
PO Box 400308
Booker House, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4226

In the News

UVA Today, Innovative Film Explores African-American Life at U.Va. in the 1970s March 11, 2013, by Robert Hull

Students, faculty and other members of the University community filled the South Lawn Auditorium at Nau Hall Thursday to watch a black-and-white film, “Sugarcoated Arsenic.” In slightly more than 20 minutes, the film tells a remarkable story of African-American intellectual, social and political life at the University of Virginia in the 1970s.

“Sugarcoated Arsenic” was co-created by two College of Arts & Sciences faculty members, filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson, a professor in the McIntire Department of Art, and Claudrena Harold, an associate professor in the Corcoran Department of History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. The film conveys its message through the words and legacy of the late Vivian Verdell Gordon, director of U.Va.’s black studies program between 1975 and 1980.

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UVA Today, Two U.Va. Faculty Collaborative Teams Awarded Annual Arts in Action Project Grants January 13, 2013, by Robert Hull

“Design Driven Manufacturing: Place and Product” and “Being In Time” are the titles of the two projects for which the University of Virginia’s Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts has awarded the second Arts in Action Project Grants. These grants provide funding for an annual collaborative project for two teams of faculty artists.

“Arts in Action on Grounds” is a public arts initiative at U.Va. that brings artists who have achieved excellence in their fields an opportunity to engage students and faculty in arts-based research and to support the development of an arts-informed curriculum.

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UVA Today, Two Teams Garner First U.Va. Arts in Action Project Grants, December 6, 2011, by Jane Ford

The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia has awarded the first Arts in Action Project Grants to two collaborative teams of faculty artists.

The grants are a component of "Arts in Action on Grounds," a new public arts initiative to increase the public profile of the arts Universitywide by facilitating arts-based research and to supporting the development of an arts-informed curriculum. Funds were provided by the Board of Visitors as part of its commitment to the Commission on the Future of the University, a group charged with proposing strategic directions for the University for the next decade and beyond. The grant winners were selected by a faculty peer review committee.

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