Want to produce a short film festival? Curate a photo exhibition? Showcase your culture through dance and music? Stage a musical? Create an arts-related marketing campaign for Columbia's green initiatives? Learn how to apply for a grant by reading through the links below!
Every year, Columbia engineering, medical, economics, and history students showcase their arts to the Columbia community... And every year, we enjoy helping students such as these and from the whole of Columbia bring their projects to life. Why not try your hand at being the next Spielberg, Leibowitz, Mamet, Lang, or Hopper? Start now and give them a run for their money.
Maybe you’re brainstorming an idea for how to use the arts to build community among graduate and undergraduate Columbians? Past projects have included radio broadcasts, student television series, film festivals, photography exhibitions, musicals, cultural showcases, music videos, and literary publications. We are always looking for students who can think outside the box and reach all Columbians with their creativity.
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The Arts Initiative will review Student Arts Support Fund applications for the spring 2013 semester on a rolling basis until February 25 at 5pm. Applications must be received no later than two weeks prior to your event. Be sure to submit for whichever deadline comes first - two weeks prior to the event or February 25 at 5pm. We regret that we cannot retroactively fund projects.
If you are part of a student group that has applied for multiple projects throughout the year, we encourage you now to think of your multiple projects as a season of events as we will only consider one application per group or individual applicant per semester.
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I'M READY TO APPLY
Students applying as individuals may request up to $750. Columbia-recognized student groups may request up to $1,500.
No, Columbia students working individually or with other students in a non-recognized student group may apply as individuals for up to $750.
Groups with multiple events in one semester should consider these as a 'season' and consolidate the events into one application.
Your application should highlight a specific amount requested and we will approve a specific line item. Past awards have supported printing costs, costumes or tech fees. We try to support items project budgets that are either germane to the art making or essential in raising awareness of the event. Please note, that, unfortunately, this award does not extend to reception nor travel costs, honoraria, or any payment for services provided by individuals outside of Lerner Tech fees.
Can I apply for funding for my thesis or senior project?
Unfortunately, no. The Arts Initaitive Student Arts Fund supports non-curricular arts projects only. Even if only one Columbia student is involved are receiving credit, such a project would not eligible.
Yes. You will be required to meet with Abigail Santner (ats2130) to review and sign an award letter. By doing so, you will agree to include the Arts Initiative logo and credit language in all marketing materials.
Will Gatsby Student Art Fund underwrite my whole project?
Applicants are strongly discouraged from only seeking funding from the Arts Initaitive Student Art Fund. We recommend you think creatively to strategize ways to earn revenue as well as researching other funding options on campus. Past recipients have supplemented award funds with ad sales in programs, ticket sales, or a silent auction, to name a few.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS: