Art & Culture

The Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund: 2015–2016 Call for Proposals

The Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund supports art & culture initiatives at Penn that are collaborative and directly engage students. It aims to advance the role of art & culture in student and academic life, as well as the development of interdisciplinary, cross-campus partnerships. Priority will be given to projects that aspire to engage a diverse range of students and bring together multiple groups, especially collaborations among Penn art & culture organizations and academic departments or centers. The Fund may also support projects that aim to build bridges between Penn art and culture organizations and the city of Philadelphia.

The Fund will ideally support new, cross-disciplinary initiatives. It may also, in some cases, support projects that already exist or are being planned. It accepts proposals each year for projects that begin or take place in the following academic year. Programs for the current funding cycle must begin or take place in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Proposals should consist of a project narrative (no more than three pages) and detailed budget. The narrative section should address some of the following: how the project will engage a diverse group of students, foster cross-campus partnerships, engage one or more of Penn’s art and culture centers, and impact the Penn and local communities. Projects may be funded in whole or in part; grants will generally not exceed $3000. Questions can be addressed to Brooke Sietinsons (

Proposals are due no later than TBA, submitted by email to Brooke Sietinsons ( Please include the name and email addresses of the primary project participants. Applicants will be notified by email of award decisions later in the spring semester.