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Duke University Arts

Council for the Arts

Council for the Arts

The Council's charge is to advise the Provost on policy and resource issues in the arts, to promote collaborative activity and programming among professional, academic, and student arts organizations at Duke and in the Durham community, to provide a forum for the exchange of information between arts organizations at Duke, to promote interdisciplinary projects in the arts, to select the recipient of the Sudler Award in the Arts, and to report annually to the Provost on the state of the arts at Duke and progress toward goals and objectives. The committee typically meets once a month.

Collaborative Arts Grants

Proposals are currently being accepted for Collaboration Development Grants, which are offered to faculty members who desire to collaborate with artists/faculty members in their own or different disciplines to undertake new artistic work.

Submission date: Proposals are due by Thursday, March 3, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.

Notification date: Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review by Friday, April 15, 2016.

Funding: The grants will be up to $3,000 per award. The grant period typically lasts one year, and funds are available beginning July 1, 2016.

For more details, please consult the following documents:

Visiting Artist Grants

The goal of these grants is to support projects that will enrich the life of the university and broader community, augment the curricular efforts of a range of departments and programs, facilitate the interaction of artists and scholars, foster the reputation of Duke as a place where the arts are vital and diverse, and contribute to the arts as a whole. Proposals are currently being accepted.

Submission date: Proposals are due by Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Notification date: Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review by Friday, February 26, 2016.

Funding: It is anticipated that most awards will be in the $8,000-$12,000 range, but in extraordinary situations a maximum of $20,000 could be awarded. The amount and number of awards will be based on the total funding available. The grant period typically lasts one year, and funds are available beginning July 1, 2016.

For more details, please consult the following documents:

Council for the Arts Membership Roster, September, 2015

Sarah Beckwith
Chair, Department of English

Jeremy Begbie
Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, Divinity School

Susan Berndt
Major Gifts Officer, Office of University Development

Jennifer Chambers ‘01
Director, Alumni Education, Duke Alumni Association

Sheila Dillon
Chair, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Eric Ferreri
Senior Writer, Office of News & Communications

Lydia Greene
Graduate and Professional Student Council representative

Aaron Greenwald
Director, Duke Performances

Angela Greenwald
Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Duke University Development Office

Chandra Guinn
Director, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Wesley Hogan
Director, Center for Documentary Studies

Guo-Juin Hong
Arts of the Moving Image

Deborah Jenson
Director, Franklin Humanities Institute

Scott Lindroth
Vice Provost for the Arts

Lisa McCarty
Curator, Archive of Documentary Arts, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Tyler Nelson
Duke Student Government representative

Richard Powell,
Dean of the Humanities

Luke Powery,
Dean of the Chapel

Thomas Rankin
Director, Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documetary Arts

Christopher Roby
Director, Office of Student Activities and Facilities

Lou Rollins
Executive Assistant, Office of Durham and Regional Affairs

Philip Rupprecht
Chair, Department of Music

Sarah Schroth
Director, Nasher Museum of Art

Purnima Shah
Director, Dance Program

Jeff Storer
Chair, Department of Theater Studies

Sharon Swanson
Program Coordinator, Health Arts Network at Duke

Anshu Vipparla
duArts President