Cultural Programming Board

Aim

The Cultural Programming Board is charged with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia.
In allocating funding to student-run events and programs, we aim to:

  • Promote learning across the various cultures found within our University community
  • Foster collaboration among students of different backgrounds
  • Increase the presence and impact of underrepresented cultural perspectives
  • Stimulate creative thinking about culture, inclusiveness and community

CPB Members

The Board is comprised of seven student members and a faculty/staff member and a graduate assistant:

Marc Paulo Guzman (staff/faculty chair)
Sintayehu Taye (graduate assistant)
Catalina Pinto ( Student Chair; student at Large)
Jahvonta Mason ( student at large)
Brittany Hsieh (student at large)
Lilly Crown (student at large)
Maddie Houck (UPC)
Evelyn Wang (MRC)
Joan Lee (MRC

Announcements

Fall Hearing Dates and Application Procedure

Hearings for Fall 2016 will be held every Wednesday night from 7:00-8:00 until November 30th. Accordingly, our hearing dates are:

September 14th

September 21st

September 28

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16

November 30th

We will post our dates for Spring 2016 when the schedules of our board members have been finalized.

All funding proposals be submitted to our GoogleForm (UVa login required) by Friday 5PM prior to the expected hearing. Once you have finished, please be in contact with the Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Student Services and Programs, Sintayehu Taye (smt4n). Sintayehu will review your application and be in touch by the following Monday to confirm your spot, or let you know if we require more information before confirming your spot. We only have time for 4 slots a hearing, so please apply as soon as you can and as early as you can.

Please only apply if your event is OVER TWO WEEKS AWAY from the date of the proposed Wednesday hearing, assuming you applied by 5PM the Friday prior. Otherwise, CPB will not have time to adequately respond to your application. Please allow enough time (at least 3-5 weeks) prior to your event to propose in the event that your proposal is not successful the first time and will need to come in for additional hearing(s).

The Cultural Programming Board looks forward to hearing from you.

Spring Hearing Dates

The Cultural Programming Board will hold hearings every Monday at 7PM during Spring 2016. For reference, these dates are:

February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
February 29
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2

As always, please contact graduate intern Aida Barnes (amb7hh) with any questions related to the Cultural Programming Board. She will hold office hours every Tuesday from 1-3 in Newcomb LL42 starting February 2.

Fall Hearing Dates and New Application Procedure

Our 2015-2016 Cultural Programming Board has been fully convened! Hearings for Fall 2015 will be held every Tuesday night from 8:00-9:00 until December 1st. Accordingly, our hearing dates are:

October 20th

October 27th

November 3rd

November 10th

November 17th

November 24th

December 1st

We will post our dates for Spring 2016 when the schedules of our board members have been finalized.

We also have a new procedure for applying for funding. Instead of the old Excel sheet, we now request that all funding proposals be submitted to our GoogleForm (UVa login required). Once you have finished, please be in contact with the Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Student Services and Programs, Aida Barnes (amb7hh). Aida will review your application and be in touch regarding the next step. Please only apply if your event is OVER TWO WEEKS AWAY. Otherwise, CPB will not have time to adequately respond to your application.

The Cultural Programming Board looks forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

Upcoming List of Members and Fall Hearing Dates

8.10.15
CPB will have its list of members and fall hearing dates as soon as we are able to confirm them.
Please stay tuned.

Spring Hearings

2.2.15 CPB hearings are starting for the spring semester on a rolling basis and we are now accepting applications for spring funding requests. For more information please contact Michelle Sawwan at mas4pz@virginia.edu.

Now Accepting Funding Applications

10.28.14

The Cultural Programming Board is now accepting applications for funding for the Fall 2014 semester. Please view the application and dates page for details.

Important to keep in mind

It is important to prepare for your hearing.  You will present about how your event and goals fit the mission of the CPB.  You will also field questions about the purpose, budget, logistics and execution of your event.  The CPB reserves the right to provide full, partial or no funding.  Feel free to direct questions to Michelle Sawwan at mas4pz@virginia.edu.