Proposal Guidelines

The Student Creativity Grants support students' original ideas for the creation and presentation of projects in the arts. We are particularly interested in funding projects that create opportunities for collaboration between arts and other disciplines.

Proposals are accepted only from University-based Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), or individual students. Grant requests can range between $1,500 and $7,500. Students seeking amounts below $1,500 should inquire about the Student Fine Arts Fund, and any submitted applications requesting less than $1,500 will be automatically transferred to that program for review.

Student Creativity Grants provide seed funding for new artistic ventures and should not be considered a source of continued funding. A request for renewed support of a project previously supported via a Student Creativity Grant is unlikely to be successful unless the proposal introduces a significant change or addition to the project.

Applications are reviewed quarterly. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals one or two quarters in advance of any publication, presentation, or performance date. Events occurring shortly after the notification date may be disqualified from consideration.


2016-17 Deadlines

Fall Quarter: October 28, 2016
Notification of Funding Decisions:
November 11, 2016

Winter Quarter: January 27, 2017
Notification of Funding Decisions:
February 10, 2017

Spring Quarter: April 21, 2017
Notification of Funding Decisions:
May 5, 2017


Cassandra Dunn
Manager of Strategic Planning for UChicago Arts

Students who need help finding a partner organization or writing a strong proposal should contact Leigh Fagin, Associate Director of University Arts Engagement, Logan Center for the Arts at well in advance of the submission deadline.